Connect with us
BSM Summit
blank

Sports TV News

Fox Bringing NBA On NBC Theme To College Basketball

blank

Published

on

blank

John Tesh’s “Rondball Rock” is what Sunday sounds like to NBA fans that grew up in the late 80s and early 90s. The song served as a theme to The NBA on NBC during that time. It is as iconic as the SportsCenter theme or Monday Night Football’s “All My Rowdy Friends.”

Earlier this year we reported that John Tesh offered the song to Disney for the company to use when it won the broadcast rights to the NBA in the early part of this century. Disney passed saying that it wanted to create its own identity for NBA broadcasts. It turns out there is another network that wants to make use of that melodic sports masterpiece.

Fox will incorporate “Roundball Rock” into its coverage of college basketball this season. The song will make its Fox debut during a triple header on December 8. The network’s PR team rolled out a graphics package, which included the song, on Twitter on Friday.


Fox has broadcast rights for games from the Big East, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12. It has not yet identified how the music will be used as the season goes along.

Sports TV News

Terry Bradshaw: I Was Going To Quit Broadcasting Before The NFL Today

“It wasn’t any fun. “And then The NFL Today came calling.

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank

Terry Bradshaw has done well with his broadcasting career. He’s glad he stuck with it.

When Bradshaw retired from playing in 1984, he hopped right into the broadcast booth at CBS. But Terry was open about admitting he just wasn’t cut out for a play-by-play role.

“I was a better player in the Super Bowl than I am as a broadcaster,” Bradshaw told BSM’s Demetri Ravanos on Radio Row in Phoenix on Tuesday. Bradshaw will be a part of the FOX NFL Sunday crew getting America ready for the big game.

“I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to stumble in broadcasting. And after a really hard talk and deciding well I’ll retire, I’m not gonna do this anymore. It wasn’t any fun,” Terry added. “And then The NFL Today came calling. And that’s really where I should’ve been.”

Bradshaw said a conversation with Ted Shaker at CBS helped change the trajectory of his broadcasting career.

Terry has made a name for himself being a form of comic relief on the FOX set. He said having a chance to have fun and not get too bogged down by talking about the minutiae of football is what makes his job fun.

“I don’t look at X’s and O’s. I don’t care anything about X’s and O’s,” Bradshaw said. “If I’ve got something that’s really important that involves X’s and O’s, I’ll say it. But where am I gonna get that? Who’s gonna share that with me? Nobody!”

Continue Reading

Sports TV News

FOX Expects Record Audience for Super Bowl LVII

“Those eastern Pennsylvania markets, Scranton and Harrisburg, are bigger than people really realize.”

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank

Viewership for the Super Bowl this weekend has the potential to be the best on record. One FOX executive believes Sunday’s Chiefs/Eagles matchup will surpass the mark set by the last Super Bowl played at State Farm Stadium.

In 2015, Patriots/Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX drew in 115.2 million on NBC. Last year’s Super Bowl, which featured the Rams and Bengals, was the first since 2017 to have an audience larger than 110 million.

Mike Mulvihill, FOX Sports Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy & Analytics, told Sports Business Journal that the trend is pointing toward 115 million again.

“We’re going to see a huge pop in Philly and probably a little bit of a pop in New York,” Mulvihill said. “Those eastern Pennsylvania markets, Scranton and Harrisburg, are bigger than people really realize. I think we’ll see at least a million additional viewers just from the Eagles’ home territory.”

Mulvihill also said the fact that viewership for the regular season across the board, as well as playoffs, has been the best in eight years is a big reason why he’s anticipating a record-setting audience.

“The big events of this season have really delivered, so that gives you a backdrop of optimism,” he said.

Continue Reading

Sports TV News

NHL All-Star Game Ratings See 31% Increase

The event on ABC saw an average of 1.5 million viewers over the weekend, with the game peaking at 1.9 million viewers.

blank

Published

on

blank

After a less-than-stellar report on the television ratings front for the first half of the NHL season, ESPN saw encouraging news from the 2023 NHL All-Star Game ratings.

The event on ABC saw an average of 1.5 million viewers over the weekend, with the game peaking at 1.9 million viewers.

That number is a 31% increase over the 2022 edition of the event, ESPN reported. In the coveted 18-49 demographic, the festivities were up 52% compared to a season ago.

On Friday evening, the NHL All-Star Skills event was the top-rated cable program in the 18-49 demo, with an average of just over 1 million viewers.

However, last year’s events — bot the NHL All-Star Skills and NHL All-Star Game — were faced by competition from the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2023 Barrett Media.