Archive for August, 2012

Strong Start For College Football on ESPN; Thursday Opener Hits 18-Year High

The 2012-13 college football season got off to a strong start on ESPN.

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Nielsen: Even Fewer TV Homes For 2012-13 TV Season

For the second straight year, the number of U.S. television homes has declined.

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Birmingham Top TV Market For College Football on ESPN

With Auburn and Alabama having won the last three BCS national championships, it should be no surprise that Birmingham has continued its streak as the top college football television market for games on ESPN.

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NHL Schedule: NBC NHL Schedule Same As Usual (Again)

Contrary to what was speculated on this site earlier the year, the NHL on NBC “Game of the Week” will stay put on Sunday afternoons.

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NYT: CBS, In “Alliance” With TBS, Involved in MLB TV Talks

CBS Sports, which has not picked up TV rights for a non-NFL pro sports league in nearly a quarter-century, is apparently involved in the ongoing Major League Baseball negotiations.

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ESPN’s New Baseball TV Deal A Winner — Except In October

While the new ESPN deal with Major League Baseball was largely a case of the network playing defense rather than offense, there are a few new wrinkles of note.

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FedEx Cup: Overnight Rating Up Slightly For The Barclays

The 2012 PGA Tour FedEx Cup got off to a slightly better start in the overnights Sunday afternoon.

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NFL Preseason: 9.8 Million Watch NBC’s Panthers/Jets

Though the numbers were not record-setting, Sunday’s NFL preseason game on NBC attracted strong numbers.

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Sprint Cup: ABC’s Bristol Race Earns Highest Rating Since 2005

ABC hit a seven-year high in ratings for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Bristol.

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ESPN to Reportedly Announce New Eight-Year Deal With Major League Baseball

ESPN will remain part of the Major League Baseball television landscape for most of the next decade.

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