With the NHL’s regular season over, NBC Sports Group announced several viewership records set ahead of today’s playoffs. NBCSN completed its most-watched full regular season ever, averaging 351,000 viewers over 88 telecasts, for a 6% rise versus the last full regular season in 2011-12. (Note: last year’s lockout-shortened season averaged 392,000 on the network.) NBC is also pacing ahead for its most-watched regular season since it began broadcasting the NHL with the 2005-06 season. While national data is not yet available for NBC’s final broadcast this past Sunday, the network averaged 1.73 million viewers through its first 12 games, which tops the previous best of 1.65 million viewers for the 2010-11 season and is up 22% vs. last year’s lockout-shortened season. Overall, through 100 regular-season games across NBC and NBCSN, the 2013-14 season is averaging 532,000 viewers, up 11% over the last full regular season.
Misfits Gaming is making history, announcing (along with the Miami Heat) a broad-ranging deal described as “one of the most comprehensive sponsorship partnerships in esports” with Alienware. Dealpoints will see the team leverage the brand’s slate of gear across an entire slate of categories that include laptop, desktop, mice, keyboard, mousepad, monitor and training analytics. […]
FACEIT is announcing plans to host the first UK-based Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. The tournament will run from Sept. 20-23 with tickets on sale starting April 2. “The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FACEIT, and we’re so grateful for the support of the players […]
Wendy Williams revealed today on her syndicated talk show that she has Graves disease and hyperthyroidism. The show will go on a three-week hiatus beginning today (February 22) so Williams can focus on her health.
Because we don’t have enough political drama… WE tv will begin airing binge-a-thons of CBS drama series Madam Secretary on Wednesday, March 7 from 7p-4a. Beginning the following week, Wednesday, March 14, the series will air during all-day binge-a-thons on Wednesdays from 10a-4a.
After a run that topped 35 years, Mike Patrick’s stay at ESPN is over. Patrick began his play-by-play role with the network in 1982, but the network announced yesterday that his last event with the company was the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30. During that span, Patrick’s role included serving as the voice […]