Archive for July 20th, 2012

TV Ratings: Tour de France Viewership Up 29% on NBC, NBCSN (Also: John Deere Classic, USA Basketball)

Tour de France viewership has increased by nearly a third. In other news, the final round of the John Deere Classic had a double-digit rise in ratings, and the latest USA Basketball exhibition dipped below […]

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ABC’s Couric to Profile Danica Patrick on ESPN’s Sprint Cup Season Debut

ESPN will borrow from corporate sibling ABC News for coverage of the upcoming Brickyard 400.

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British Open: Overnight Ratings Up Double-Digits For First Round on ESPN

The third major of the golf season got off to a good start on ESPN.

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Report: ESPN ‘Closing In’ on Deal For College Football Playoff

Incumbent BCS rightsholder ESPN is reportedly close to acquiring the new college football playoff, according to The Sporting News.

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Big Names: Matt Light Joins ESPN as NFL Analyst (Also: Samantha Steele, Ryan Burr)

ESPN has added a new NFL analyst. In other news, Samantha Steele will replace Erin Andrews on ‘College Gameday,’ and Ryan Burr has departed ESPN for The Golf Channel.

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