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2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sweet 16

CBS/Turner Sports has released the tip times and announcers for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. With TBS airing two regional finals on Saturday and CBS the other two on Sunday, the announcers are split along network lines. Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager have been assigned […]

NCAA Tournament Viewership Continues to Soar into New Heights

The NCAA Tournament appears to have caught on with fans. When viewership goes up three straight days, you have a trend. For Saturday’s 3rd round action which had an afternoon of three bad games, but then an evening of barnburners, CBS/Turner averaged 10 million total viewers for the eight games which was the best in […]

CBS/Turner Off to a Flying Start for the NCAA Tournament

Once again, CBS/Turner saw some record numbers for the NCAA Tournament. yesterday’s numbers were the best for the opening Friday of the tournament dating back to 1991 when CBS took over the full rights for March Madness. The four telecast windows averaged 8.4 million viewers which is the highest since 1991. CBS/Turner saw a combined […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/22 & 03/23/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 22 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, 12:30 a.m. (Sunday) NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown […]

2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sunday, March 23

CBS/Turner has released the tip times and the annoncing assignments for Sunday’s 3rd round action. Unlike Saturday, CBS will carry a tripleheader beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET with the St. Louis pod. Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for Kansas vs. Stanford and Wichita State vs. Kentucky. CBS then […]

NCAA Tournament Sees Best Opening Thursday Viewership Since 1991

With some exciting games and big upsets, CBS/Turner garnered the best viewership in 23 years for the opening Thursday of the NCAA Tournament. An average of 8.6 million people watched the action on the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV consortium. That’s a 6% increase from last year. And the total rating for all four networks […]

CBS Airs the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show

When all of the conference championship basketball games are done, CBS Sports takes over to inform American where the Field of the 68 will go and play. Greg Gumbel will host as he has annually since 1998 and he’ll be joined by analysts Clark Kellogg, Seth Davis and for some insane reason, Doug Gottlieb. The […]

CBS/Turner Announce 2014 NCAA Tournament Schedule

As we get ready for another year of fantastic college basketball during the NCAA Tournament, the CBS/Turner consortium of CBS/TBS/TNT/truTV will once again combine to show every game from the “First Four™” all the way to the Final Four®. There are a couple of changes in this year’s tournament as compared to the last three […]

CBS/Turner Unveil Their NCAA Tournament Announcing Teams

I’m late on this. I’m doing my best to catch up over the next couple of days. Earlier this week, CBS Sports and Turner Sports made public their announcing teams for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. There are some changes from last year. As previously announced, Greg Anthony joins the “A” team with Jim Nantz and […]

A Quick Saturday Sports Media Notebook

Time to do a quick notebook for you on this early Saturday morning. They’ll be bullet form. Fox has increased its stake in the YES Network. In late 2012, it purchased a 49% share in the regional sports network. On Friday through a press release from parent company 21st Century Fox, YES will become a […]

A Few Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Time to do some thoughts before the NFL Conference Championship Games. Once they start, I won’t be able to get this done. As usual, they come in bullet form. Last week, Grantland put forth a story by Caleb Hannan on the science behind a golf putter and the person who invented it. And while it’s […]

What Happens if the NFL Expands the Playoffs? Who Will Air the Extra Games?

Over the last four months, there’s been talk that the National Football League wants to expand its ever-so-popular playoffs. he was told that the NFL wants to expand the playoffs by two teams. The NFL quickly countered that no such decision has been made and any change has to be made by the owners. Even […]

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