Archive for August 31st, 2011

NFL Preseason: Week 3 Brings Lower Numbers For NBC, CBS, ESPN

The third week of the 2011 NFL preseason did not attract particularly impressive numbers for TV partners NBC, CBS and ESPN. The Week 3 national TV slate began and ended on a down note. First, […]

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More Ratings: WNBA on ESPN, Texas Rangers, Nationwide Series

Additional sports TV ratings news, including a six-year high for the WNBA regular season on ESPN2, another season-high for the Texas Rangers on Fox Sports Southwest, and a double-digit decline for NASCAR’s Nationwide Series.

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Ratings: MLB on FOX, Wyndham Championship, Summer of Saratoga

Recent sports TV ratings news, including a double-digit rise for MLB on FOX, increases for the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship, and softer numbers for horse racing’s Summer of Saratoga series.

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Big Names: Tom Kowalski, Jim Bell, NFL Total Access

Recent news involving sports media personalities, including Today Show executive producer Jim Bell producing next year’s Olympics, new hosts for the NFL Network’s NFL Total Access, and the death of Detroit Lions beat writer Tom […]

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More Olympics: All Events to Be Available Live, But Primetime Stays Taped

Though viewers will have the opportunity to watch all Olympic events live next year, primetime coverage of will continue to use the oft-criticized tape delay format. NBC will use the “traditional formula of human-interest features […]

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Ebersol Returns to NBC in Advisory Role

Former NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol will return to the company in a smaller role. Ebersol will serve as a special advisor to current NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus, the New York Times […]

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Rescheduled Jets/Giants Game Scores For NFL Network

NFL Network earned one of its largest ever NFL preseason audiences for Monday’s Jets/Giants game. The rescheduled NFL preseason game between the Jets and Giants earned 1.784 million viewers on NFL Network Monday night, the […]

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Irene Puts Damper on NASCAR Ratings

Hurricane-related preemptions resulted in a double-digit decline in ratings and viewership for the first NASCAR race of the season on ABC. Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race from Bristol (TN) earned a 3.0 […]

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