In Toronto, Damien Cox notes last Sunday's Stampeders-RedBlacks Grey Cup broadcast on TSN took an "unprecedented hammering from the Canadian sports public, losing about one million viewers compared with last year’s game," a 23% fall-off. Three million viewers or so is still a "big number for any Canadian sports broadcast." But the ratings for the Grey Cup nine years ago were "essentially double that figure," which brings the "surprising decline this year into sharper focus" (TORONTO STAR, 11/30).
HOT DEALS: The AAF Arizona Hotshots have "signed TV and radio broadcasting deals" with KTVK-Ind and KDUS-AM, respectively. Hotshots President Scott Brubaker said that right now it is "undetermined how many games the local station will broadcast because the league is still working out how many games will be broadcast nationally on CBS or CBS Sports." All Hotshots games "will be broadcast" on KDUS. The "play-by-play will be done" by former Suns announcer Jeff Munn (BIZJOURNALS.com, 11/29).
TAP TAKEOVER: The Brewers "released the first installments of a new free digital series Wednesday called 'Brewers on Tap,' hosted by Sophia Minnaert, designed to go behind the scenes with the club." Episodes will be "available at Brewers.com and on the club's YouTube channel, and the first two have already been released." One follows P Josh Hader at a "clay-shooting range," and the other recaps the memorable '18 season with GM David Stearns (JSONLINE.com, 11/30).