After an offseason filled with questions, ESPN gave some answers today regarding its plans for its various NFL pregame shows in 2019.
Sam Ponder will return for a third season as host of Sunday NFL Countdown. Joining her in the studio will be Matt Hasselback, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan, and Louis Riddick. Teddy Bruschi is the new addition to the studio team. He replaces Charles Woodson, who was let go at the end of the 2018 season.
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson will continue to serve as insiders for the show. Josina Anderson, Jeff Darlington, Dan Graziano, Sal Paolantonio and Dianna Russini will be in-stadium reporters, while Jac Collinsworth provides feature reporting.
Moss and Riddick will pull double duty. They will also be a part of Monday Night Countdown alongside Steve Young and host Suzy Kolber. Michelle Beisner-Buck will serve as the show’s feature reporter.
Adam Schefter’s role changes for Monday nights. He will now travel to the site of each week’s game.
SEC on CBS Draws College Football’s Most-Watched Game for Third Straight Week
Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years.
Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years. That game also peaked at nearly 7 million viewers at one point.
FOX Scores Another Big College Football Weekend
Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX.
FOX continues to grabs heaps of viewers for its prime viewing window of college football coverage.
Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX. To date, thru five weeks of the college football season, Big Noon Saturday is averaging 5,767,000 viewers, the most-watched window in college football.
NFL Ratings on CBS Off to Best Start Since 2010
That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season.
The NFL of CBS is behemoth to start the 2022 season. This past weekend saw the more massive ratings for the network.
Sunday’s national game window, which was led the Patriots-Packers overtime game, averaged 24.647 million viewers which was the most-watched Week 4 window on CBS since 1998, when the NFL returned to CBS. It’s also a ratings increase of 8% from last season.
That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season, CBS‘ best start to a season since 2010.