Ok, I wasn’t able to update you earlier today, but I can now so let’s get to some linkage.
First, let’s give you the overnight ratings for Game 4 of the World Series which beat all comers last night. The Sports Media Watch says the World Series finished strong for Fox. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says despite the four game sweep, Fox may still have made money on the World Series. But John Dempsey of Variety says Fox will have lost millions in potential ad revenue by having to offer makegood spots for a pre-sold Game 5.
Rovell handicaps the favorites in the A-Rod sweepstakes and his #1 choice really makes a lot of sense. In fact, I hope it becomes true.
Let’s give you some quotes from the various NFL studio shows from Sunday. First we get the notable quotes from CBS’ The NFL Today. In case you were watching something other than NBC’s Football Night in America, here’s what you missed.
Here are the features you will see on ESPN’s E:60 newsmagazine on Tuesday.
This Saturday’s Arizona State-Oregon game, originally to be televised locally in both states, will now be distributed nationally on ESPN while still being shown in the home markets on FSN. The Business Journal of Phoenix says the ratings for Arizona State-Cal were quite high in Phoenix. ESPN picks up the Florida-South Carolina game for its 7:45 p.m. primetime slot on November 10.
The Chicago Daily Herald reports that the Bulls will be returning to ESPN1000 as of Wednesday.
NBC Sports.com, NBCOlympics.com and MediaZone are all offering the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials online … for a price.
Phil Swann of TV Predictions.com says DirecTV offered a sneak peak of the NHL Network in both High and Standard Definition last week and has just put NBA TV in High Def.
The Baltimore Business Journal reports that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will carry a schedule of 166 college basketball games involving the ACC, CAA, Pac 10 and Big 12.
In his Four DVRs, no waiting blog, the Houston Chronicle’s David Barron says Houston will be one of the few markets that won’t be getting the big New England-Indianapolis game this Sunday.
Crain’s Chicago Business has the official announcement from the Blackhawks that its first of 11 home games to be televised this season will be on November 11.
Bill Clement, the former NHL studio host on NBC and Versus, has picked up some work on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
There you go. More links coming on Tuesday.