Sports Media Digest- March 7, 2013

NBC Sports Network Continues to Rid the Success of the Blackhawks-  NBC Sports announced today that last night’s NHL telecast on the NBC Sports Network between the Chicago Blackhawks a and the Colorado Avalanche had an average audience of 720,000 viewers, up 57% over the NHL telecast from last year.  The Blackhawks also gave NBC its best-ever audience for a single regular-season game (excluding Winter Classics) with a audience of  1.9 million viewers for Sunday’s game with the Red Wings.

NFL.com to Start Producing Weekly Draft Show-  NFL Digital announced that a new NFL Draft special will be produced weekly over on NFL.com.  NFL.com LIVE: Mock Draft Weekly will be produced beginning tomorrow at 1:00p.m. ET and every Friday until April 19th.  The 30-minute show will feature host Matt Smith and former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks.  Former NFL linebacker Akbar Gbajabiamila NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock will also make appearances.

CBS Sports Network to Produce Documentary on 1988 Kansas Jayhawks-  The CBS Sports Network has produced a one-hour documentary looking back at the championship run of the 1988 Kansas Jayhawks.  The Miracles: The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks, will debut Monday at 8:00p.m. ET.

The Fight Game with Jim Lampley Returns Saturday on HBO-  Following its coverage of boxing Saturday night, HBO Sports will produce a live edition of The Fight Game with Jim Lampley. Coverage begins at 11:30p.m. ET with a satellite interview with welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley, who returns to the ring March 16 for the first time since defeating Manny Pacquiao; a recap of Bernard Hopkins’ quest to win a world title at age 48; a new “Gatti List”; and the show’s version of the pound-for-pound rankings.

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