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FS1 Developing New Shows For Katie Nolan After Nixing "Garbage Time", "Fox Sports Live"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

FS1 Developing New TV Shows For Katie Nolan After Her Show, "Fox Sports Live" Cancelled

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PGA Tour Phoenix Open Down On CBS

Fox on Saturday night drew 3.19 million viewers for the “NFL Honors” awards show, down 28% from 4.43 million on CBS last year, and down 32% from 4.67 million viewers on NBC two years ago. Fox in ’13 drew 3.13 million viewers. NFL HON ...

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Costas Taking A Step Back From NBC Role

Bob Costas is stepping down as primetime host of NBC Sports Group's Olympic coverage, ending a record-setting run that saw him host 11 Games for the network since '92. Mike Tirico will replace Costas as the net's full-time primetime host starting with next year's PyeongChang Games. “This is a ...

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Coastas Chats With SBD About Olympic Decision

Following the news that NBC's Bob Costas will step back from his Olympic role with the network, he took time to speak with SBD Staff Writer John Ourand at 30 Rock on the decision.

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Sources: Wojnarowski Close To Joining ESPN

Yahoo Sports NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski is "close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN," according to sources cited by Kevin Draper of DEADSPIN. Wojnarowski in '15 had "talks with a number of sports media organizations" about "starting a personality-driven basketball site," most no ...

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Media Notes

In Miami, Barry Jackson noted interest in the Heat "appears to be rising significantly" during the team's current 12-game winning streak. Prior to last night's win against the Bucks, five of Sun Sports' 10 most-watched Heat games this season had "come during the winning streak," and viewership ...

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Claressa Shields To Headline Showtime Bout

Claressa Shields will "make more history on March 10 when she becomes the first female professional boxer to headline a show on a premium network," as Showtime has signed her up for a bout against Szilvia Szabados, according to Bob Velin of USA TODAY. Showtime Sports announcer Steve Farhood said tha ...

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ESPN Bets Big On Michael Smith, Jemele Hill

ESPN's revamped 6:00pm ET "SportsCenter" starring Michael Smith and Jemele Hill is the net's "latest and most extreme experiment yet in personality-driven 'SC' interpretations," according to Neil Best of NEWSDAY. Best: "If you like them, you probably will like the show. If you don’t, you ...

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Mark Teixeira Joins ESPN As Studio Analyst

On Long Island, Neil Best notes former MLBer Mark Teixeira will join ESPN as a studio analyst, and the 60 or so appearances he is to make "will be an interesting challenge for him." As a player, reporters "regarded him as an intelligent and sometimes insightful quote, but hardly one p ...

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Pats-Falcons Is Fifth-Best U.S. TV Audience

Fox ended up drawing 111.3 million viewers for the Patriots' 34-28 OT win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, making it the least-viewed Super Bowl since '13. That game, Ravens-49ers, drew 108.4 million viewers on CBS and featured a 30-minute delay due to a power outage at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Pa ...

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Questions Surround Profitability Of Pac-12 Nets

Five years after its launch, the Pac-12 Networks remains a "work in progress -- successful on some levels, but still dogged by nagging questions regarding profitability and reach," according to a front-page piece by Tom FitzGerald of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The network said it is a "profitable concern, ...

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