Quote of the Day

"I think it’s so unbecoming when a grown man slobbers and drools. You wanted to say to Brent, ‘Down boy, down’"
-- CBS’ Gayle King, on comments from ESPN's Brent Musburger regarding Alabama QB A.J. McCarron's girlfriend. (“CBS This Morning,” CBS, 1/8)
Tuesday January 8, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 82 Print This Issue

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  • Rising Tide

    Birmingham led all markets with a 55.1 local rating for last night's BCS title game

    ESPN earned a 15.7 overnight Nielsen rating for Alabama’s 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship last night, up 14% from last year’s 13.8 overnight for the Alabama-LSU matchup. The 15.7 overnight marks the highest for any program on cable TV in two years, dating back to the '11 Auburn-Oregon BCS National Championship, which earned a 16.1 overnight. The Alabama-Notre Dame game also delivered ESPN a win among all networks in primetime last night. Birmingham led all markets with a 55.1 local rating, marking the third-best ESPN bowl rating ever in the market. Overall, 17 markets set local ratings records. The game peaked at a 19.0 rating during the 9:00-9:15pm ET quarter hour (game aired from 8:30-11:30pm). ...

  • More Than Words

    Why Musburger’s in-game comments on McCarron’s girlfriend are still trending today.

  • On The Record

    Bruins’ Ference praises Fehr, takes shots at ex-PA head Kelly.

  • Super Stream

    CBS' Super Bowl stream adds several new features.

  • Early Line On CBA

    Are small markets really the winner in new deal?

  • Take One Down, Pass It Around

    Anheuser-Busch will introduce Budweiser Black Crown during the Super Bowl, a year after its big-game debut of Bud Light Platinum.

  • Check Out Time

    Jumeirah, Rory McIlroy end five-year sponsorship agreement; Head-to-toe Nike deal could be announced next week.

  • Big Fish

    While Stephen Ross has owned the Dolphins for four years, he says he just got involved this season; team on the "right track."

  • Kick It Forward

    U.S. soccer stars host special event for Newtown families.

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