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‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down As Raiders Score Close Win Over Chiefs

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It was a good night for California teams as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs to move on to the World Series and the Oakland Raiders pulled off a last minute comeback over the Kansas City Chiefs to win at home. Ending a four-game losing streak for the Bay Area team, that 31-30 victory on Thursday Night Football also came as Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was booted out of the game for bumping hard into a line judge. In the first NFL game since the league… Read


Dodgers Clinch World Series Berth; Can Yankees Complete Major TV Market Sweep?

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first trip to the World Series in 29 years tonight with an 11-1 victory over the defending champion Chicago Cubs to win the National League Championship Series. Dodgers outfielder Kike Hernandez hit three home runs in the victory, the first Dodger to do so in a championship game. The last time the Dodgers make the World Series was 1988, when they beat the Oakland A’s for the franchise’s sixth world championship. Fox, which broadcasts… Read


LeBron James & Cavs’ NBA Doubleheader Season Opener Soars Almost 100% Over 2016 – Update

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UPDATE, 1:50 PM: The final scores on the court last night saw ex-champs the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets win the doubleheader games of the NBA season opener but now we have the other score, so to speak. Winning the night on cable for TNT, the Cavs’ victory over the Boston Celtics and the Rockets triumph over current champs the Golden State Warriors snagged an average of 4.9 million viewers. Or to put in the true dunk context, that's a whooping 53% over the… Read


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Responds To Donald Trump Outrage — Sort Of

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a news conference today to discuss the ongoing controversy about player protests and, ostensibly, to respond to President Donald Trump’s latest angry tweet about them. But amid a number of repeated words and phrases like “dialogue,” “understanding” and “underlying issues,” he certainly didn’t clarify much — though he noted that it’s time “to make sure we get back to football.” He also never mentioned POTUS by name, by office or by… Read


Eurosport Teams With Snap In Olympics Content Partnership – Mipcom

Discovery Communications' Eurosport and Snap, Inc have entered a strategic advertising and content agreement that will bring Snapchat users coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. This is the first time that Snap has committed to a European, multi-language deal for the Olympics. The Olympics content will include behind-the-scenes action from events such as snowboarding, downhill and freestyle skiing and ice hockey — as well as from athletes and… Read


Softer NFL Ratings Will Drag Down CBS Q3 Earnings, Wall Street Analyst Warns

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While it still has a positive, “outperform” rating on the stock, Credit Suisse believes CBS will disappoint investors when it reports quarterly earnings on Nov. 2 due to softer ratings for Sunday NFL games. Analyst Omar Sheikh has trimmed his estimate of earnings per share by 5% to $1.08. The Wall Street consensus forecast is $1.12 per share. In a report that mirrors similar concerns he raised last week about Fox parent 21st Century Fox, Sheikh said NFL games are overall… Read


‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts’ Streak

It felt like a little bit of history was being made on Monday Night Football as the Tennessee Titans finally snapped their streak of 11 consecutive losses to the Indianapolis Colts. However, as social media sparked with ESPN not showing the playing of the national anthem, another type of history was also being made: Last night’s primetime broadcast of the Titans’ 36-22 victory stumbled to a season low with a 6.1 in metered market results. In a season stained by overall… Read


Giants Crush Broncos As ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Steady In Week 6

On the night of the Season 3 finale of Fear The Walking Dead and the second National League Championship Series face-off between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers, plus a full slate on the rest of the Big 4 and another day of NFL national anthem controversy, it wasn't going to be easy for Sunday Night Football this week. The zombie apocalypse and MLB aside, it wasn't easy for the Denver Broncos either, as the New York Giants whooped them 23-10 in an audacious… Read


‘Thursday Night Football’ Snares 14.6M Viewers, Down Despite Eagles’ Win – Update

UPDATED, 2:05 PM: Last night's Thursday Night Football turns out to be, to paraphrase Herman's Hermits, a case of third verse same as the first. With the final numbers now in, the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Carolina Panthers game saw the City of Brotherly Love team win, the national anthem not shown and CBS and the NFL Network down from last week. Snagging 14.6 million viewers over the two outlets, the 2017-2018 Week 6 match-up is down 5% from the New England Patriots… Read


Donald Trump Takes Victory Lap On ‘Hannity’ In Feud With NFL

Donald Trump appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show tonight and took a victory lap in his battle with the NFL and players taking a knee during the national anthem. “I watched Colin Kaepernick and I thought it was terrible,” he said as the audience booed loudly. “And then it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming. And frankly the NFL should have suspended him for one game, and he would have never done it again. They could have then suspended him for two… Read


Fox Sports Assures It Still Cares About World Cup Despite Team USA’s Epic Fail

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Team USA’s 2-1 loss at Trinidad & Tobago last night left the Americans standing outside the door of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It also left Fox, which holds English-speaking rights to the world’s most popular sports event, in full facepalm mode. The shock defeat — the U.S. gave up two early goals and never recovered — coupled with an unlikely win by Honduras at Mexico and Panama beating Costa Rica, means that Team USA finished fifth in its region that gets three automatic… Read


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell To Teams: “Everyone Should Stand For The National Anthem”

NFL National Anthem

One big cloud has hung over the first five weeks of 2017 NFL season — and it’s not the winless New York Giants. The polarizing issue of pregame protests with players kneeling or locking arms for “The Star-Spangled Banner” has dominated the discussion, and now Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to all 32 teams addressing the practice. According to, Goodell told the franchises that the league believes “everyone should stand for the National Anthem” and… Read