2013 World Series Game 1 Draws Bigger Viewership Than 2012 Opener

With two teams that have strong regional followings, Game 1 of the World Series saw a higher viewership for Fox than in 2012. The Game drew an 8.6 rating St. Louis at Boston. That’s up significantly from the 7.6 for last year’s opener which featured the Detroit Tigers at San Francisco Giants. In addition, the […]

Fox is All Over the World Series

Normally Fox sends its World Series coverage press release during the day, but it came into the Fang’s Bites inbox just shortly before 9 p.m. ET. Not that I’m complaining, I always like posting fresh content at night. Anyway, for the 14th straight year, Fox will air Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic. This year, the […]

MLB Network Will Have A Daily Presence at the 2013 World Series

This in from MLB Network, we know that its two signature shows, Intentional Talk and MLB Tonight will be live from both Boston and St. Louis throughout the duration of the World Series. Among the staffers who will be seen on the shows, Greg Amsinger and Brian Kenny will host MLB Tonight. They’ll be joined […]

2013 World Series Schedule: Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Ok, Major League Baseball has released the dates and start times for the World Series. The Boston Red Sox have the home field advantage this year thanks to the American League winning the All-Star Game back in July. Fox will air all the games on TV. ESPN Radio has the games on radio, of course. […]

The Keith Olbermann Timeline

Let’s take a look where Keith Olbermann has worked over the years. It’s a very interesting timeline. 1976 — Reporter for United Press International. 1979 — Joins UPI Radio. 1980 — Joins the RKO Radio Network. 1981 — Joins CNN Sports 1984 — Works at WCVB in Boston as the 11 p.m. sportscaster. 1985 — […]

MLB Network Has The World Series Umpires Mic'd Up

I wish this documentary had come out sooner. Tonight, MLB Network premieres a new behind-the-scenes film produced by MLB Productions. This has all six World Series umpires miked and the film shows what each man is saying either behind the plate, on the field or inside their clubhouse. This film is called “The Third Team: […]

Various Monday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Monday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with TNT’s Charles Barkley about the next phase of his career. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Saturday nights are becoming a sports TV bastion. Chris Chase at USA Today’s Game On blog has video of an NFL referee cursing which surprised […]

Some Quick Thursday Links

I’ll do a few links on this Thursday. Can you believe it’s November already? Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the NBA’s television partners are still setting their lineups as the season begins. Hiestand reports that the Mitt Romney campaign is throwing a monkey wrench at ESPN in its attempts to get the GOP Presidential […]

Some Tuesday Links

I hope those of you in the Mid-Atlantic states are ok after Hurricane Sandy. I’m lucky to still have power after yesterday’s gusts in Southern New England. I know many are not. Hopefully you’re ok after Sandy and you can start getting back to normal. Let’s do some linkage for you. Michael Hiestand of USA […]

World Series Game 1 Wins Primetime, Ends Up Down From Last Year

We have the ratings from World Series Game 1 on Fox from Wednesday night. First, Fox won the night over all competition and also scored an 18-49 demographic win. The network says it received a 7.6 fast national rating and a 12 share with 12.2 million viewers for the 1st contest between the San Francisco […]

MLB Network To Air MLB Tonight & Intentional Talk On Location

Throughout the World Series, MLB Network will produce two of its studio shows, MLB Tonight and The Abortion Known as Intentional Talk on location from San Francisco and Detroit. MLB Tonight: World Series Edition will have two pregame shows on gamedays, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET, then immediately following each contest. Intentional Talk […]

Fox Prepares to Air Every Pitch of the 2012 World Series

Fox Sports is back to air the entire World Series, no matter how far it goes. Fox’s history with the World Series dates back to 1996 and since 2000, the network has aired the Fall Classic consecutively and will continue to do when the new MLB TV contract takes effect in 2014. As usual, Joe […]