Featured Story

NFL Conference Championship Sunday Sees Viewership Declines In Both Windows

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 23 / 18

The NFL’s conference championship games averaged 43.2 million viewers on Sunday, down 8% from 46.9 million viewers for last year’s games, which featured blowouts in both windows. Sunday’s viewership total is also down from 49.7 million viewers in ’16. CBS led the way on Sunda...

Read More

Tags: Media, NFL

More Stories

12/26/17
Cherry Maintains Popularity Among NHL Fans

The CBC's Don Cherry, once "at risk of becoming a dinosaur," has "roared back to being Canada’s Lion in Winter and hockey’s most outspoken voice, well into his fourth decade as a broadcaster," according to a profile by Curtis Rush of the N.Y. TIMES. Cherry has "maintained a following of ...

Tags: Media

12/22/17
NFL Sends Out RFP For '18 "TNF" Package

The NFL has told media companies that they have to submit bids for the “TNF” package by early January. The league on Thursday sent companies interested in bidding on the package RFP documents that show that the NFL is open to making changes to the package, which has been the focus of com ...

Tags: Media, NFL

12/22/17
Warren Moon Denies Harassment Allegations

Seahawks radio announcer Warren Moon on Thursday "denied  recent allegations of sexual harassment  levied against him by a personal assistant," according to Bob Condotta of the SEATTLE TIMES. Moon appeared on KIRO-FM in what were his "first public comments" since news of the lawsuit b ...

Tags: Media, Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network

12/22/17
Eurosport Partners With Wasserman For Pyeongchang

Discovery Communications has partnered with Wasserman’s sports firm, Cycle Media, to "produce a raft of original content" for the Pyeongchang Games, according to Peter White of DEADLINE. Cycle is to "create social media-friendly sports content that Discovery’s Eurosport can share across ...

Tags: Media

12/22/17
Las Vegas Bowl Viewership Up From '16

UFC on Fox 26 aired last Saturday, with Rafael dos Anjos’ win over Robbie Lawler drawing 2.1 million viewers in primetime. That figure is down from the mid-December fight card last year, which was headlined by Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson. Fox two years ago saw a card headlines by dos A ...

Tags: Media

12/22/17
Jim Day Will Fill In On Reds Radio When Needed

In Cincinnati, Zach Buchanan reported FS Ohio's Jim Day will "take over in the radio booth" for the Reds whenever either play-by-play announcer Marty Brennaman or color commentator Jeff Brantley is unavailable. The Reds have "yet to identify an eventual successor" to Brennaman, but they have "found ...

Tags: Media

12/22/17
Seahawks Extend Local Radio Deals

The Seahawks have signed a multiyear deal with Bonneville Seattle Media Group that maintains ESPN Radio Seattle 710 and KIRO-FM as the official radio broadcast partners of the team. Both stations will continue to broadcast play-by-play for all Seahawks games, as well as pre- and postgame coverage. I ...

Tags: Media, NFL

12/22/17
Media Notes

In N.Y., Keith Kelly cites sources as saying that Time Inc. has "reached an agreement to sell Sports Illustrated Play -- a paid software app that enables parents, fans and players to track youth sports statistics and register teams for leagues and tournaments -- to NBC Sports." Big layoffs ...

Tags: Media

12/21/17
ESPN Looks Into Problem Of Subscription Sharing

Charter Communications Chair & CEO Tom Rutledge has is "leading an industrywide effort to crack down on password sharing," which is a "growing problem that could cost pay-TV companies millions of subscribers -- and billions of dollars in revenue -- when they can least afford it," according to Ge ...

Tags: ESPN, Media

12/21/17
Ryen Russillo Leaving ESPN Radio

Tomorrow will be the last day for Ryen Russillo at ESPN Radio, as he plans to move to the L.A. area and try his hand at writing scripted television shows. Russillo yesterday noted he has been in the 1:00-4:00pm ET weekday time slot for more than eight years -- first co-hosting with Scott Van Pelt an ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug