Quote of the Day
"I love the fact that we're going to go to war with Syria and it's like a little note in the corner."-- CBSSN’s Doug Gottlieb, on Time magazine putting Johnny Manziel on the cover of this week's issue. ("Lead Off," CBSSN, 9/5)
NBC earned a 16.2 overnight for the Broncos’ 49-27 win over the Ravens in the NFL Kickoff game Thursday night, down 2% from a 16.5 overnight for Cowboys-Giants last year, which aired on a Wednesday night due to a conflict with the Democratic National Convention. The game is down 6% from a 17.2 overnight for Saints-Packers in ’11, which aired on a Thursday. The Kickoff game peaked at a 17.7 overnight in '10 for Vikings-Saints. Despite the drop, NBC easily won primetime last night. The Ravens-Broncos game marked the best Thursday primetime overnight for any program on any net since the '12 London Games. The game earned a 43.9 local rating in Denver and a 37.6 rating in Baltimore ( Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor ). ...
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