Archive for March, 2012

Big Names: Fmr. ESPN Anchor Olbermann Fired (Also: Dana Jacobson, Joe Posnanski)

Former sports anchor Keith Olbermann is once again leaving a network on seemingly bad terms. Meanwhile, ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson and Sports Illustrated writer Joe Posnanski will be making departures of their own, though presumably […]

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Sprint Cup: Final Ratings For Rain-Marred Auto Club 500 Unusually Low

Opposite the NCAA Tournament and Tiger Woods, Sunday’s rain-shortened Auto Club 500 sputtered in the ratings.

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News Corp. (FOX) Considering New 24-Hour Sports Network, But Nothing Imminent

Fox Sports could be planning a new 24-hour sports network to compete with ESPN, though nothing appears imminent.

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NFL Schedule: Cowboys/Giants to Open 2012-13 Season

The 2012-13 NFL season will begin with one of the league’s highest profile rivalries.

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NCAA Tournament: TV Ratings Down 5% Heading Into Final Four

Ratings have dropped slightly for the 2012 NCAA Tournament entering the Final Four.

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Golf Update: Transitions Championship Continues Trend of Double-Digit Increases

Ratings and viewership for the PGA Tour continue to trend well above last year’s numbers.

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Sprint Cup: Final Rating For Bristol Race Tied As Second-Worst Since 2000

Ratings and viewership increased for the recent NASCAR Food City 500, but remained low compared to previous years.

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TV Ratings: 600K Watch ESPN’s ‘First Take’ Special (Also: IndyCar on ABC, Local NCAA Ratings)

Over half a million viewers watched an ‘ESPN First Take’ special on Friday night. Elsewhere, the IndyCar Series got off to a slower start in the overnight ratings, and Wisconsin topped Marquette in the local […]

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Sprint Cup: Rain-Shortened Auto Club 500 Earns Lowest Overnight In Years

Overnight ratings for the Auto Club 500 hit the lowest level since the late 1990s.

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Heat/Thunder Ties Season-High in Overnight Ratings For ESPN

Even with college basketball dominating the calendar, ESPN managed to attract a season-high overnight rating for Sunday’s game between the Heat and Thunder.

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