Monthly Archives: August 2013

Preparing Da Blog for football season

Football season is just moments away, and that means the busiest period on the site. I’ve finally belatedly updated the lineal titles and here’s what you need to know: Despite the 2010 TCU title being merged with Princeton-Yale fairly early last season, we enter 2013 with one more linear title than we entered last year […]

In Defense of Broadcast Television

Technology has radically changed how we consume video, and how we will consume it in the future. Though much of the current landscape still reflects the cable television paradigm that became mainstream in the 80s and 90s, we are fast approaching a critical point that will establish the new paradigm going forward, as on-demand streaming […]

Sports Ratings Report for Week of August 12-18

Vwr (000) HH Vwr/ ESPN HH/ ESPN ESPN 803 0.6 803 0.6 NFLN 309 0.2 429 0.3 ESPN2 279 0.2 279 0.2 GOLF 154 0.1 183 0.1 MLBN 104 0.1 144 0.1 SPEED* 90 0.1 103 0.1 NBCSN 62 0.0 79 0.0 ESPNU 34 0.0 45 0.0 NBATV 26 0.0 43 0.0 FUEL* 15 0.0 […]

Sports Ratings Report for Week of August 5-11

Vwr (000) HH Vwr/ ESPN HH/ ESPN ESPN 638 0.5 638 0.5 NFLN 353 0.2 490 0.3 ESPN2 238 0.2 238 0.2 GOLF 102 0.1 122 0.1 MLBN 101 0.1 141 0.1 SPEED 99 0.1 114 0.1 ESPNU 39 0.0 51 0.0 NBCSN 38 0.0 48 0.0 NBATV 24 0.0 39 0.0 FUEL 18 0.0 […]

Apparently, blood isn’t always thicker than water.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized casual filicidal vengeance.) I think we can pretty much declare the Linear Guild’s relevance in this comic to be at an end. I had thought Malack was too noble to continue following the orders of Tarquin and Nale for very long, although his long-term planning probably […]

The Future of Sports and Broadcast Television

I’ve spoken in the past about how the rise of the Internet may render the sports TV wars irrelevant, but it may be helped on that front by a most unlikely source, a blast from the past making a vinyl-record-esque return from the grave: over-the-air broadcast television. I wrote about the state of broadcast television […]

The Fox Sports 1 Gambit

Several months ago, when Fox announced the launch of Fox Sports 1, it boldly proclaimed that the network would have the biggest launch for a television network in history, opening in 90 million homes. At the same time, it reportedly told cable operators that it would honor old Speed contracts and only jack up their […]

Sports Ratings Report for Week of July 29-August 4

Sports Ratings Highlights for Week of July 29-August 4: Hall of Fame Game Edition Numbers compiled from a variety of sources, including TV by the Numbers, The Futon Critic, Sports Media Watch, and Son of the Bronx. Vwr (mil) HH 18-49 Net Hall of Fame Game:Cowboys v. Dolphins 10.11 6.2 3.8 NBC NASCAR 5.063 3.2 […]

Sports Ratings Report for Week of July 22-28

Sports Ratings Highlights for Week of July 22-28: Brickyard 400 Edition Numbers compiled from a variety of sources, including TV by the Numbers, The Futon Critic, Sports Media Watch, and Son of the Bronx. Vwr (mil) HH 18-49 Net NASCAR: Brickyard 400 5.46 3.6 1.3 ESPN UFC on Fox 8 2.4 1.5 FOX CONCACAF Gold […]

2013-14 NBA Regular Season TV Schedule

Here is every currently-scheduled nationally televised NBA game for the 2013-14 season. The season will tip off on October 29 with the Bulls visiting the Heat and the Clippers playing the Lakers. ABC will start its season with its usual Christmas Day doubleheader as the Thunder play the Knicks and the Heat play the Lakers. […]