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Week 11 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Asignments

Here is the week 11 schedule in the NFL, along with the announcers calling each game:

THURSDAY, NOV. 14
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Indianapolis at Tennessee 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, NOV. 17
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Atlanta at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Peter Schrager
Detroit at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Washington at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews
Arizona at Jacksonville 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden
Oakland at Houston 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Baltimore at Chicago 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
San Diego at Miami 4:05 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Green Bay at N.Y. Giants 4:25 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Minnesota at Seattle 4:25 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
San Francisco at New Orleans 4:25 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Kansas City at Denver 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinworth
MONDAY, NOV. 18
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
New England at Carolina 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Dallas, St. Louis
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NBC Flexes Week 11 Match-Up to Chiefs/Broncos

Looking at how the 2013 NFL season has started and how NBC can flex their Sunday Night Football games beginning with week 11, it was just about a foregone conclusion that NBC would flex out of its scheduled game of Green Bay at the NEw York Giants and replace it with an AFC West showdown between the Chiefs and Broncos.

That’s exactly what happened as the NFL announced today that the Chiefs and Broncos will now air on Sunday night, November 17th.  Packers/Giants will move to a 4:25p.m. ET kick-off on Fox and San Diego at Miami will move from a 1:00p.m. to a 4:05p.m. ET start on CBS.

Here is the re-vamped week 11 NFL schedule:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (WEEK 11)

(Byes: Dallas, St. Louis)

INDIANAPOLIS AT TENNESSEE 7:25 PM (CT)

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

NEW YORK JETS AT BUFFALO 1:00 PM (ET)

CBS

BALTIMORE AT CHICAGO 12:00 PM (CT)

CBS

CLEVELAND AT CINCINNATI 1:00 PM (ET)

CBS

OAKLAND AT HOUSTON 12:00 PM (CT)

CBS

ARIZONA AT JACKSONVILLE 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

DETROIT AT PITTSBURGH 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

ATLANTA AT TAMPA BAY 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

*SAN DIEGO AT MIAMI 4:05 PM (ET)

CBS

*GREEN BAY AT NEW YORK GIANTS 4:25 PM (ET)

FOX

SAN FRANCISCO AT NEW ORLEANS 3:25 PM (CT)

FOX

MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE 1:25 PM (PT)

FOX

*KANSAS CITY AT DENVER 6:30 PM (MT)

NBC

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

NEW ENGLAND AT CAROLINA 8:40 PM (ET)

ESPN

 

 

Broncos/Colts Give NBC Highest-Rated SNF of the Season Thus Far

NBC Sports reported today that last night’s Sunday Night Football (SNF) telecast between the Broncos and Colts registered an overnight rating of 17.3, making it the highest-rated SNF game of the season and the highest rated prime time October NFL telecast in 15 years.

Here’s more from NBC PR:

The previous best October primetime NFL overnight was a 17.5 for Minnesota-Green Bay on ABC on Oct. 5, 1998, as the Vikings beat the Packers 34-27.

The 17.3 for the Colts’ down-to-the-wire 39-33 Sunday Night Football victory is the fourth-highest overnight in the eight-year history of NBC’s primetime package (including “NFL Kickoff” games). Following are NBC’s highest overnight ratings for a regular-season game since the debut of Sunday Night Football in 2006:

Game, Date Overnight Highlights
Dallas-Wash., 12/30/12 18.3 Rookie Robert Griffin III leads Redskins to NFC East title with 28-18 victory in “win-and-in” Week 17 matchup. Game posted highest regular-season primetime overnight on any network in 15 years.
Pittsburgh-Denver, 9/9/12 18.0 Peyton Manning debuts with a new team (Denver) after missing ’11 season with neck injury, and throws his 400th career TD pass in Broncos’ come-from-behind 31-19 victory.
Minn.-New Orleans, 9/9/10 17.7 Drew Brees leads defending-champion Saints over Brett Favre and Vikings 14-9 in NFC Championship Game rematch in Thursday “NFL Kickoff” opener.
Denver-Indy, 10/20/13 17.3 QB Andrew Luck accounts for 4 TDs to lead Colts to a 39-33 win over Broncos in Peyton Manning’s return to Indianapolis.
N.O.-Green Bay, 9/8/11 17.2 Aaron Rodgers passes for 312 yards and three scores to lead defending-champion Packers to 42-34 win over Drew Brees (419 yards and 3 TDs) and Saints in Thursday “NFL Kickoff” opener.

NBC’s Sunday primetime average (13.5/22 from 7-11 p.m. ET in metered-market households) is the highest for any broadcast network on a Sunday night since the Academy Awards on Feb. 24 (22.2/34 on ABC) and topped second-place CBS by 50% (9.0/14).

Week 6 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 6 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

WEEK 6
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
N.Y. Giants at Chicago 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, OCT. 13
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Green Bay at Baltimore 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Bill Cowher
Carolina at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Oakland at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
St. Louis at Houston 1:00 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Cincinnati at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts, Boomer Esiason
Detroit at Cleveland 1:00 pm FOX Tom McCarthy, Heath Evans, Molly McGrath
Tennessee at Seattle 4:05 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Jacksonville at Denver 4:05 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Shannon Sharpe
New Orleans at New England 4:25 pm FOX Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Arizona at San Francisco 4:25 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
Washington at Dallas 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, OCT. 14
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Indianapolis at San Diego 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Atlanta,Miami

Sports Media Weekly No. 167- Steve Lepore, Awful Announcing & Adam Schein, CBS Sports

The MLB Playoffs are in full gear and so is another edition of Sports Media Weekly.

Joining Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and me to discuss the news of the week is Steve Lepore, newly-hired writer for Awful Announcing.

We begin the program looking at the successes thus far of TBS on its coverage of Major League Baseball’s postseason.  The numbers for the network are higher than 2012, even without an appearance by the New York Yankees.

Next we look at the emergence of the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) as the leader when it comes to televising the NHL.  Since the time NBCSN was known as OLN and Versus the network has found its niche in being the United States home for hockey.

We wrap up the segment by looking at the impact of how Peyton Manning’s hot start has been reflected in the early-season NFL ratings.

Ken takes over the second half of the show speaking with CBS Sports host Adam Schein. Ken talks with Adam about his work on That Other Postgame Show, NFL Monday QB, and SiriusXM Radio.

Sports Media Digest- October 7, 2013

Denver/Dallas Wild Finish Brings CBS Ratings Gold

CBS Sports reported today that yesterday’s NFL national game between the Broncos and Cowboys scored the network an average rating of 18.6, the highest rated NFL game this season to date.

The rating was 18% above CBS’s national game from a year ago (Denver-New England; Buffalo-San Francisco; Tennessee-Minnesota).

CBS’s regional coverage of the NFL earlier Sunday averaged a 9.7 rating, up 4% from 2012.

MLB Playoff Ratings on TBS Up over 2012

Through the first five days of the 2013 MLB postseason, TBS reports ratings of playoff action is averaging a rating of 2.3, up 5% over last year’s 2.2 rating over the same time period.  The network’s average of 3,482,000 total viewers is up 2% over last year.

Sunday’s NLDS series (St. Louis/ Pittsburgh and Atlanta/Los Angeles)  averaged 3,174,000 total viewers and a 2.0 rating, up 19% and 18% over the comparable Sunday telecasts last year.

CBS Sports Announces SEC Doubleheader for October 19th

CBS Sports today announced that it will telecast an SEC football doubleheader on October 19th.

Georgia will take on Vanderbilt at 12 NOON.  Tim Brando, Aaron Taylor and Allie LaForce call the contest from Vanderbilt Stadium.

At 3:30 PM, Auburn visits Texas A&M. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson will call the game.

NBC Sports’ Coverage of the U.S. Olympic Winter Trials

NBC Sports plans to produce 34.5 hours of live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials in advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Coverage will feature six sports – speed skating, short track, hockey, ski jumping, Nordic combined and curling.

Here is the schedule, set for NBC and the NBC Sports Network:

2014 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS TELECAST SCHEDULE

Date Sport Coverage Network Time**
Fri., November 15 Curling Men’s & Women’s Trials – Match 1 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 16 Curling Men’s Trials – Match 2 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Curling Women’s Trials – Match 2 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., November 17 Curling Men’s & Women’s Trials– Match 3* NBCSN Noon
Fri., December 20 Women’s Ice Hockey Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., December 27 Speed Skating Men’s 5000m & Women’s 3000m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., December 28 Speed Skating Men’s & Women’s 500m NBC 3 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., December 29 Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Men’s & Women’s Trials NBC 1:30 p.m.
Speed Skating Men’s & Women’s 1000m NBC 3 p.m.
Tue., December 31 Speed Skating Men’s & Women’s 1500m NBCSN 6 p.m.
Wed., January 1 Speed Skating Men’s 10,000m & Women’s 5000m NBCSN 5 p.m.
Fri., January 3 Short Track Men’s & Women’s 1500m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., January 4 Short Track Men’s & Women’s 500m NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., January 5 Short Track Men’s & Women’s 1000m NBC 4 p.m.

 

 

Sports Media Digest- October 3, 2013

ESPN Drops Commitment to Overseas X Games

ESPN announced today that it will no longer be producing X Games competitions outside of the United States.  Here is their official statement:

“ESPN today announced it will not continue with X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Tignes, France.  We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path.  The company remains fully committed to the X Games brand and its full-scale competitions in Aspen, Colorado and Austin, Texas – its newest host city – and we will continue to distribute these premier events around the world.”

NFL Flexes One Game For Week Seven

The NFL announced today that the October 20th game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs will be moved to 4:25p.m ET from its original 1:00p.m. ET kick-off. The move was made to accommodate regional broadcast patterns.

The game will still be telecast on CBS.

Westwood One to Broadcast a NFL Quadruple Header on Sunday

After the NFL announced the move of the Chargers/Raiders game to 11:35p.m. ET this Sunday, Westwood One saw this as an opportunity to expand its game broadcast offering to four games this Sunday.

Here is the Westwood One schedule this Sunday, with announcer assignments:

12:30pm ET, Seattle Seahawks @ Indianapolis Colts…Dave Sims/Mark Malone
3:45pm ET, Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys… Chuck Cooperstein/Trent Green
7:30pm ET, Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers…Kevin Kugler/James Lofton
11:15pm ET, San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders…Tom McCarthy/Rod Woodson

MLB Wild Card Games on TBS See Modest Viewership Games

The two MLD Wild Card games on TBS earned an average audience of 4.7 million viewers, up 2% over 2012. This year’s 3.0 U.S. rating is even with last year.

Both Wild Card telecasts allowed TBS to rank first among all cable networks in primetime both nights.