2015 Sports Media Predictions

Time for some predictions for 2015. Looking back through the archives, the last predictions post on this site was done in 2012 so it’s time to do one now. I’ll do it a little differently than in previous years. Here goes. January The first-ever College Football National Championship Game on ESPN draws a record cable […]

Goodbye 2014

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part II

Yesterday, we listed the bottom half of the Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014. Now on this New Year’s Day 2015, we list the top half of the Big Dozen. If you need a reminder, Part I of the Big Dozen went as follows: 7. CBS Gets Thursday Night Football 8. ESPN, Fox and […]

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The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part I

It’s that time of year once again to look back at the stories that made the Big Dozen list. If you’re new here and wonder why it’s called the Big Dozen? It’s a tribute to where I used to work, WPRI-TV on the border of East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA. My good friend, John […]

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Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/31/2014

The last notebook of the year quite a bit of stuff. Not much linkage out there, but plenty of news out there and News You Can Use. BREAKING NEWS CBS has announced that it will once again stream all of its AFC Playoff games for desktop and laptop computers and tablets beginning with Sunday’s Wild […]

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Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/30/2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. You deserve better from me and I apologize for the lack of posts. Life has gotten in the way. I’ve become a caregiver for my parents as they’ve gotten older. If you follow me

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You Continue to Watch NFL Games

Week 10 of the 2014 NFL season brought some more good news for the league. According to the National Football League, games ranked 1-3 in the most-viewed programs of the week. And as always, the 4:25 p.m. ET national window brought the most viewers. The New York Giants-Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams-Arizona Cardinals games […]

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23.5 Million Watch World Series Game 7

Thanks to a game that was compelling all the way to the end, Game 7 of the 2014 World Series garnered an average of 23.5 million viewers on Wednesday. Of course, that was the highest viewership of the series. The final rating was 13.7 with a 23 share. That’s a huge jump from Game 6’s […]

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Thursday Night Football on CBS Ends on a High Note

With CBS ending its half of the Thursday Night Football schedule and handing it off to NFL Network, the combined numbers on both networks resulted in very good numbers. Denver continues to draw huge TV audiences and Thursday night was not an exception. CBS/NFL Network received a combined 12.3/21 for the game and 20.2 million […]

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Jets-Pats on Thursday Night Scores for CBS/NFL Network

The Thursday Night Football game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots that went down right down to the wire did very well for CBS and NFL Network. The combined rating/share for the game was 10.1/17. Combined viewership of the game 16.1 million. The rating is up 140% compared to last season when […]

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Late NFL Week 6 Window Scores Really Big for Fox

The late 4:25 p.m. ET window continues to produce great numbers for the Sunday afternoon partners. Spearheaded by Dallas at Seattle, Fox received an amazing 17.4 rating and a 32 share for the late window which also included Chicago at Atlanta and Washington at Arizona. Overall, the window scored an even more amazing 30 million […]

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NHL Opening Doubleheader Scores for NBCSN

NBCSN’s NHL Opening Night doubleheader gave the network its best ratings for the event. The Philadelphia Flyers-Boston Bruins game averaged 956,000 viewers for the game and garnered a 0.57 rating. that makes it the most-watched NHL opening night game on cable and the highest-rated regular season game ever on NBCSN. Locally, Boston, Providence Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. […]


Nats-Giants NLDS Game 4 Sets Record for Fox Sports 1

Executives at Fox Sports are doing backflips and handstands in the hallways this week. Thanks to the MLB Postseason, Fox Sports 1 has been seeing increased viewership. The network has been setting viewership records and Tuesday night was not an exception. After hitting a viewership record on Saturday, Fox Sports 1 did it again on […]


Cardinals-Dodgers NLDS Game 1 Sets Viewership Record on Fox Sports 1

The first-ever games of the MLB Postseason on Fox Sports 1 set a viewership record on the network. In particular, Game 1 of the St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers gave FS1 its highest numbers in the young history of the network. The game drew 3.595 million which broke the previous record of 3.526 million set […]

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National League Wild Card Game Becomes Most-Watched WC Game Ever

The Wild Card game is in its third year of existence and first on ESPN. Well, the combination of a Wild Card game on ESPN led to a record rating and viewership. Despite an 8-0 blowout, the San Francisco-Pittsburgh Pirates game resulted in a 3.6 rating and a viewership of 5.591 million, the highest in […]