Wishing for a thing does not make it so (Katie Nolan is not more popular than Skip Bayless)

May 13, 2016

These are just scattered examples, but all of them are symptoms of the same thoughtless style of commentating, and it is a style ESPN needs to move away from anyway. The popularity of a show like Katie Nolan’s “Garbage Time” on FS1 (which won a Sports Emmy this week) is a sign that humor, and diverse voices, are more popular now than loud white men arguing. Granted, “First Take” is meant to…

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Trail Blazers-Warriors, Heat-Raptors, Inside the NBA lead cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday May 11, 2016

May 12, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday May 11, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000)…

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Thunder-Spurs, Inside the NBA, Capitals-Penguins lead cable sports TV ratings for Tuesday May 10, 2016

May 11, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday May 10, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000)…

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Warriors-Trail Blazers, Raptors-Heat lead cable sports TV ratings for Monday May 9, 2016

May 10, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday May 9, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000)…

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Spurs-Thunder, Inside the NBA, Red Sox-Yankees lead cable sports TV ratings for Sunday May 8, 2016

May 10, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday May 8, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) NBA…

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Kansas, Raptors-Heat lead cable sports TV ratings for Saturday May 7, 2016

May 10, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday May 7, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) NASCAR…

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142nd Kentucky Derby Draws 15.5 million viewers for Nyquist win

May 10, 2016

Saturday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby averaged 15.5 million viewers from 6:21-7:08p with peak viewing of 17.9 million viewers between 6:45-7:00p. The 15.5 million was down 3% from last year’s 16.0 million It scored a 9.0/21 national household rating/share, down 6% from last year’s 9.6/23. Kentucky Derby Viewership 1989-2016: Year Network Viewers Winner 2016 NBC 15.5 million Nyquist 2015 NBC 16.0 million American Pharoah 2014 NBC 15.3 million California Chrome 2013 NBC 16.2 million…

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Spurs-Thunder, Cavaliers-Hawks lead cable sports TV ratings for Friday May 6, 2016

May 9, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday May 6, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000)…

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