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Viewing Picks for January 17, 2017

All Times Eastern The latest Should I Listen To This? - Unmuted: The Daily Podcast With Woody Paige And Jay Mariotti Sunday's NFL Divisional Playoff games draw monster overnight ratings (UPDATED) The 10 Best WWE Royal Rumble Matches Ever Citing millennial attention...
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Live from the Super Bowl, it’s…NASCAR Race Hub?

The latest Should I Listen To This? - Unmuted: The Daily Podcast With Woody Paige And Jay Mariotti Sunday's NFL Divisional Playoff games draw monster overnight ratings (UPDATED) The 10 Best WWE Royal Rumble Matches Ever Citing millennial attention spans, NBA to look...
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Meet the fans who will embrace debate on First Take this week

Who’s ready to watch fans debate Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on ESPN’s First Take? The First Take, Your Take contest, which was announced back in October, has revealed its winners, Chrystal Stone of New York City and Mikal Goodman of Miami. They’ll appear on the show Tuesday and Wednesday respectively (Jan. 17 and 18), to join Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, and Molly...
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“Baseball” director Ken Burns says he may add another chapter regarding Chicago Cubs

The latest Should I Listen To This? - Unmuted: The Daily Podcast With Woody Paige And Jay Mariotti Sunday's NFL Divisional Playoff games draw monster overnight ratings (UPDATED) The 10 Best WWE Royal Rumble Matches Ever Citing millennial attention spans, NBA to look...
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Fifty years ago, Los Angeles residents had to build high-powered antennas to watch Super Bowl I

The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ESPN considering FS1's Charissa Thompson as Sunday NFL Countdown host, according to report Ian O'Connor discusses his infamous "Patriots will regret hiring Belichick" column Mike Greenberg reportedly...
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Sunday’s NFL Divisional Playoff games draw monster overnight ratings

Thanks to two close games on Sunday, the NFL’s TV partners drew huge overnight ratings. Green Bay at Dallas on Fox in the 4;40 p.m. ET window and Pittsburgh at Kansas City on NBC in the makeshift primetime window both drew great numbers. With the Packers-Cowboys game going back and forth finally resulting in a last-second 34-31 Green Bay victory, it drew not only the best overnights...
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Should I Listen To This? – Unmuted: The Daily Podcast With Woody Paige And Jay Mariotti

Welcome to Should I Listen To This?, where we deep-dive into a podcast to find out what it’s about, what works, what doesn’t, and whether or not you need to make the all-important decision to hit subscribe and add it to your rotation. Know a podcast you’d like us to consider? Send an e-mail and we’ll add it to the audio pile. Podcast: Unmuted Network: N/A Should...
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AA’s @ClippitTV videos of the week: CFP Megacast final TD calls; Fan’s $1 million throw goes poorly

This is our weekly look at the most popular — or in some cases our personal favorite — videos on Clippit over the past week. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from several live TV broadcasts and share them on social media.  Calls of Clemson’s title-winning TD across the ESPN Megacast The ESPN Megacast was very entertaining, with several...
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Viewing Picks for January 16, 2017

All Times Eastern The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ESPN considering FS1's Charissa Thompson as Sunday NFL Countdown host, according to report Ian O'Connor discusses his infamous "Patriots will regret hiring Belichick" column ...
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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: January 2-8

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NFL Network Top 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the search box. VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME...
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Ezra Edelman on making O.J.: Made in America – “It was organized chaos”

The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ESPN considering FS1's Charissa Thompson as Sunday NFL Countdown host, according to report Ian O'Connor discusses his infamous "Patriots will regret hiring Belichick" column Mike Greenberg reportedly...
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Citing millennial attention spans, NBA to look at shortening games’ lengthy final minutes

There’s been plenty of discussion of how the final few minutes of NBA games tend to drag out thanks to timeouts and fouls, and the league now appears to be actively looking for solutions. As AJ Neuharth-Keusch noted at USA Today Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said this week that there will be a “fresh look” at the issue this offseason: During a press conference in London before...
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The Big Ten’s new TV deal puts it into the lead, may provide a competitive edge

The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ESPN considering FS1's Charissa Thompson as Sunday NFL Countdown host, according to report Ian O'Connor discusses his infamous "Patriots will regret hiring Belichick" column Mike Greenberg reportedly...
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Viewing Picks for January 15, 2017

All Times Eastern BobsleighIBSF World Cup, Winterberg, Germany 4-Man Bobsleigh — Universal HD, 3 p.m. (same day coverage) College Basketball Viewing Picks College Gymnastics UCLA at Oklahoma — Fox College Sports Central/Fox Sports Net, 5 p.m. College Wrestling Michigan at Nebraska — Big Ten Network, 2:15 p.m. Iowa at Oklahoma State — Fox College Sports Pacific, 3 p.m. English...
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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 2-8

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the search box. VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS...
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Rob Lowe blasts DirecTV as “Screwed-Over Rob Lowe”

Rob Lowe has been a prominent DirecTV spokesman, but he’s also a big football fan, and the latter role appears to be taking precedence for him at the moment. Lowe absolutely unleashed on DirecTV in a tweet barrage Saturday: @FOXTV and @DIRECTV have blocked out the #SEAvsATL game in my area. Stop the greed and let the fans see the game!! WTF?!! — Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January...
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The Score calls Bob McKenzie’s comments a “report,” he pushes back, they delete

A challenging aspect of our modern media world is how the same person is often expected to both report and offer informed opinions. That leads to a lot of controversies around others citing those opinions as reporting and/or pushing back against those opinions, as we saw with Cecil Hurt on Heather Dinich and Trent Dilfer on (colleague!) Adam Schefter, and the latest example comes...
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AA Weekly Recap: Walton talks pot, Swinney vs Cowherd, and Greenberg leaves Mike and Mike

It’s been another busy week in sports media. We’re here to recap the biggest news and events that took place and share some of our best work from the week that was. Without further adieu:  Bill Walton talked beer, weed, and mimosas on ESPNU – Jan. 10 The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ...
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Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell dresses Rich Eisen like glam metal star Lexxi Foxx

Fantasy football bets can produce plenty of funny outcomes, and Rich Eisen delivered one of the best on his show Friday. As a result of losing a fantasy football championship to Alice In Chains lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Eisen let Cantrell dress him, and the results were remarkable: Eisen even walked around the AT&T building where his show’s filmed in this outfit: And...
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Viewing Picks for January 14, 2017

All Times Eastern BobsleighIBSF World Cup, Winterberg, Germany 2-Man Bobsleigh — Universal HD, 3:30 p.m. (same day coverage) College Basketball Viewing Picks College HockeyMen’s Michigan State at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Michigan at Minnesota — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m. Miami (OH) at North Dakota — Fox College Sports Pacific, 8 p.m. Women’s St....
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Jose Mourinho answers reporter’s phone during press conference

Reporters using their phones to record a press conference is nothing new, but sadly, neither is one of said reporters forgetting to silence their phone and having a coach answer it mid-conference as a result. Coaches from Rick Pitino to Pat Fitzgerald to Bryan Harsin have done this, and the trend’s now spreading overseas, with the latest to get in on it being Manchester United...
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ESPN paying tribute to Barack Obama’s presidency throughout Monday’s MLK Day coverage

The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ESPN considering FS1's Charissa Thompson as Sunday NFL Countdown host, according to report Ian O'Connor discusses his infamous "Patriots will regret hiring Belichick" column Mike Greenberg reportedly...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 2-8

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the search box. VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS...
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NBC’s Dick Ebersol on XFL: “This was really just terrible football”

The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ESPN considering FS1's Charissa Thompson as Sunday NFL Countdown host, according to report Ian O'Connor discusses his infamous "Patriots will regret hiring Belichick" column Mike Greenberg reportedly...
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4 takeaways from 2016-2017 bowl game ratings

The bowl season is officially over and our friend Paulsen at Sports Media Watch has all the viewership data for 39 of the 40 bowl games as well as national championship games from all levels of college football. (The 40th bowl game, the Cure Bowl between Arkansas State and UCF, was on CBS Sports Network, which is still not rated by Nielsen.) The numbers tell an interesting tale...
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