Archive for February, 2011

ESPN writer Howard Bryant and his wife are disputing an alleged domestic disturbance that resulted in his arrest on multiple charges.Bryant was arrested early Saturday afternoon after being accused of assaulting his wife outside a […]

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Which NBA Game on Sunday Will Draw the Higher Rating?Market Research

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Ratings predictions for sporting events this weekend, including the NBA on ESPN/ABC, NASCAR on FOX, golf on NBC, and college basketball on CBS.First, the results of last week’s predictionsRatings for some events not available. Sport […]

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Excluding the Winter Classic, last Sunday’s Penguins/Blackhawks game earned the largest audience for a regular season NHL telecast in five years.NBC drew a 1.1 final rating and 1.9 million viewers for the Blackhawks’ overtime win […]

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Just one day after the Heritage Classic drew one of the best regular season NHL audiences ever on Versus, the network scored even larger numbers for Monday’s Penguins/Capitals matchup.The Capitals’ 1-0 win over the Penguins […]

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Recent sports media news, including Mark Jackson taking a week’s leave from his ABC duties, ratings for ESPN’s Wednesday night NBA doubleheader, and ESPN3D announcing plans to air coverage of the NBA Playoffs and The […]

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After Danica Patrick-fueled hype last year, ratings and viewership dropped for Saturday’s Nationwide Series opener on ESPN2.Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300 earned a 2.1 U.S. rating and 3.247 million viewers on ESPN2, down 25% […]

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The second outdoor game of the NHL season scored for Versus Sunday evening.Sunday’s Canadiens/Flames NHL Heritage Classic earned a 0.3 U.S. rating and 608,000 viewers on Versus, the largest cable audience on record for a […]

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Boosted by a pair of high profile acquisitions, local ratings for Knicks games are up 60% this season.Through 52 games, Knicks telecasts are averaging a 1.62 rating on MSG Network in the New York market, […]

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In what is officially being called a “new step in media transparency,” the role of ESPN ombudsman will be filled by The Poynter Institute.A panel from The Poynter Institute will serve an eighteen-month tenure as […]

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