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DirecTV Keeps Plugging Away at NFL Sunday Ticket Renewal Satellite TV giant looks to retain exclusive rights to package

DirecTV continues to plug away at a deal that would allow it to retain the exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package, but the satellite-TV giant said it has…

February 20, 2014, 7:21 PM EST

CBS Lands Tony Gonzalez as NFL Today Analyst Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe out as network seeks to boost pre-game ratings

CBS Sports is making some big moves at its signature pro football studio show, signing 10-time All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez as an NFL Today analyst. Beginning this fall, Gonzalez joins…

February 18, 2014, 2:49 PM EST

Moonves: Big Bang Theory Will Move to Accommodate NFL Games Broadcast’s top scripted series expected to shift to Monday nights

In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be…

February 13, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

4 Burning Questions About CBS’ New NFL Package Football will be a game-changer

In securing the rights to the National Football League’s new Thursday night franchise, CBS effectively pulled the rug out from under its broadcast competition. While it’s no secret that NBC…

February 6, 2014, 5:54 PM EST

NBC Shuts Down The Michael J. Fox Show Peacock’s third new Thursday night sitcom is a goner

NBC’s beleaguered Thursday prime-time lineup continues to give the network fits, and as of this evening, the night’s lone remaining new show has been pulled from the schedule. Effective immediately, The Michael…

February 5, 2014, 10:53 PM EST

With NFL Win, CBS Lands an Even Bigger Bang Network wins rights for new Thursday night package

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, CBS appears to have outbid its broadcast competition for the rights to the new Thursday night NFL package. While NBC was thought to be…

February 5, 2014, 1:31 PM EST

Nielsen Overturns Earlier Call: Super Bowl XLVIII Is Most-Watched, Ever Blowout scares up a record 112.2 million viewers

In retrospect, it was over before it started, but Super Bowl XLVIII still managed to draw more viewers than any other broadcast in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

February 3, 2014, 4:36 PM EST

Ratings ‘Falter’ as Super Bowl Disappoints It’s all relative; blowout still delivers 96.9 million viewers

It may have been the least competitive Super Bowl in recent memory, but Fox’s coverage of last night’s Seahawks-Broncos blowout still appears to have delivered massive ratings. According to preliminary Nielsen…

February 3, 2014, 1:10 PM EST

Terry Bradshaw to Sit Out Super Bowl Fox analyst’s father passes away at 86

Fox studio analyst Terry Bradshaw will sit out the network’s coverage of Sunday’s Super Bowl, as he mourns the passing of his father, William Marvin Bradshaw. The elder Bradshaw passed away Thursday,…

February 2, 2014, 6:09 PM EST

NFL to Launch Ad-Supported Digital Network NFL Now will stream highlights and NFL Films content—but not live games

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday announced plans to launch a new digital network called NFL Now, which will stream original content to a range of connected devices that includes…

January 30, 2014, 2:27 PM EST

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