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Weekend Tube Review

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Euro 2008: ↵ESPN's Euro 2008 coverage hasn't necessarily been pulling in stellar ratings this month (the highest being a .9), but you have to remember that most games have been on ESPN2 and...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

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↵ ↵Welcome to what I like to call the dead zone, folks. There's no basketball on for the first time in over nine months and the loss of Tiger Woods has knocked summer golf down a few pegs. If...

Weekend Tube Review: Tiger's Good For Ratings

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U.S. Open: ↵ ↵NBC's coverage of the U.S. Open pulled a 6.4 rating (7 million-plus viewers), a 15% improvement over last year, and during Tiger's last few holes, the broadcast got over an 11...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

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↵ ↵NBA: ↵It's another one game weekend and it comes again late Sunday night at 9pm on ABC. Ratings for the Finals have been pretty stellar so far with the first three games drawing over 10.0...

Weekend Tube Review: Clearly, Powe = Dr. J

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NBA Playoffs: ↵ABC got huge ratings for Game One last Thursday, pulling in an average of 13.3 million viewers and receiving an 8.7 rating. The announcing team was also light years better in the...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

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NBA: ↵Only one game this weekend and it comes late Sunday night at 9pm on ABC. Game Two of the Finals will feature Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, and Jeff Van Gundy on the call, as they'll be in the...

ESPN Actually Does Something Cool With Its Celtics-Lakers Coverage

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In an age of the Who's Now?, "gasbags on parade" SportsCenter, it's not often that ESPN actually does something I genuinely enjoy. But ESPN's re-airing of game six of the 1987 NBA Finals between...

Weekend Tube Review: MMA > NHL Finals

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Even with no basketball this weekend after the Celtics took care of business late Friday night, there was still plenty to watch and talk about over the two-day period. Let's get into it. ↵ ↵M...

Emphasis on Team Play Boosts Playoff Ratings

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TNT and ESPN/ABC are getting amazing ratings for the Playoffs this year and a lot of people (including myself) are wondering why. Sure having the Lakers and Celtics playing helps, but the numbers...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

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NBA Playoffs: ↵The Conference Finals are in full swing and there's a game each night this weekend. TNT has games two and three in the Western Conference and ESPN has game three of the Eastern...

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