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Al Michaels Apologizes for Harvey Weinstein Joke on ‘Sunday Night Football’

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Al Michaels Apologizes for Harvey Weinstein Joke on ‘Sunday Night Football’
Veteran sports broadcaster Al Michaels jokingly compared New York Giants wide receivers to Harvey Weinstein’s very bad week on “Sunday Night Football” — and apologized on-air within the hour. “Sorry I made a reference earlier,” the NFL primetime play-by-play man began his mea culpa. “I tried to be a little flip about somebody obviously very much in the news all over the country. It was not meant in that manner. So my apologies, and we will just leave it at that.” Partner Cris Collinsworth echoed Al’s “leave it at that” sentiment, and so they did. Also Read: Model Recorded That Harvey Weinstein.
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New Star Wars 8 Trailer Description Leaks?

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New Star Wars 8 Trailer Description Leaks?
Some of you just can't help yourself. Despite Mark Hamill teasing a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer drop in just a few short days, you all want to know right this very second exactly what it will show, and how much Rey vs. Kylo Ren action you'll be getting. Well, not much if we're to believe the latest leak. Supposedly someone has seen the very short second trailer for Star Wars 8. And there aren't any big spoilers revealed, as expected. Except that, yes, perhaps Luke Skywalker really is wearing his dead father's Kyber crystal around his neck.

That seems impossible, as it has been officially confirmed that Darth Vader's old red lightsaber was destroyed when Lando blew up the Death Star at the end of Return of the Jedi. Perhaps Luke is wearing his own green lightsaber Kyber crystal. It is red in appearance. Which happens after a Sith Lord bends the crystal,
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‘Hunted’ Off To Solid Ratings Start Following Afc Championship On CBS

Just like it did with Undercover Boss, which debuted behind the Super Bowl, CBS launched another unscripted series, Hunted, behind a big NFL primetime game. Following the Afc Championship, which drew a 13.4 adults 18-49 Live+same day rating and 41.3 million viewers in the non-time adjusted fast nationals, Hunted, tracking teams of civilians as they try to avoid capture, posted a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers, pending updates. Update 10:15 Am: In the…
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Espn’s Chris Berman to Scale Back On-Air Role

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Espn’s Chris Berman to Scale Back On-Air Role
Longtime Espn anchor Chris Berman will step away from his longtime position as the face of Espn’s NFL studio coverage, NFL Draft and Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby after the NFL season, the network announced Thursday. Berman, who arrived at Espn a month after the network launched in 1979, will still make appearances on-air and will also serve in public-facing roles on behalf of the company. He will continue to host Espn’s “NFL Primetime” highlights show from the field after the Super Bowl as well as the NFL Conference Championship games. He will also offer opinion and
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Espn's Tom Jackson Retiring After 29 Years to Spend Time With Family

Espn's Tom Jackson Retiring After 29 Years to Spend Time With Family
This weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement event, Espn analyst Tom Jackson will wrap his 29-year career with the cabler, retiring to spend more time with his family.

“Having joined in the early stages of Espn and remained with the same company for 29 years is especially gratifying,” the Hall of Fame broadcaster said in a statement. “The friendships made are too numerous to mention but I know that many of them will last a lifetime…. This move just comes at a time when the priority of my life is spending time with my family.”

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Espn’s Tom Jackson to Retire After 29 Years

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Tom Jackson will retire from Espn after 29 years, the veteran broadcaster announced on Wednesday. After a 14-year career playing for the Denver Broncos, Jackson joined Espn in 1987 as an NFL analyst, forming a nearly three-decade-long partnership with Chris Berman on “NFL PrimeTime.” Jackson has also become known for his work on Espn’s “NFL Sunday Countdown,” as well as the company’s other year-round NFL coverage. Jackson will make his final appearance on the network with the Pro Football Hall of Fame broadcast this weekend. Also Read: Skip Bayless Will Make His Fox Sports 1 Premiere in September “I have been blessed in my.
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‘SportsCenter’ Anchor Stuart Scott to Get Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2014 ESPYs

‘SportsCenter’ Anchor Stuart Scott to Get Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2014 ESPYs
SportsCenter” anchor Stuart Scott will forever be linked with one of the greats when he receives the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award at July's ESPYs. The network cited “the passion and determination he has displayed in the face of ongoing personal challenges” in a Tuesday press release. Scott joined Espn in 1993 for the launch of ESPN2 — he's since grown to be one of the most recognizable “SportsCenter” anchors. Scott has also served as a lead host for various NFL, Mlb and NBA programs including “Monday Night Countdown,” “NFL Primetime,” “Sunday NFL Countdown” and the NBA Finals. Also read: Espn ‘NBA Countdown’ Host Teases Heat-Spurs.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Delivers Big Ratings With Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has been the biggest Saturday Night Live ratings draw of the last decade. Jimmy Fallon is one of the most popular SNL alums whose frequent collaborations with Timberlake have created a slew of viral hits. It’s no surprise the teaming of the two last night brought SNL ratings gold. The Christmas edition hosted by Fallon and featuring musical guest (and sketch performer) Timberlake averaged a 6.3 household rating in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets and a 3.9/18 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. ‘SNL’ Leans On Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake For Yuletide Yuks: Video Those were SNL‘s highest ratings in both categories in nearly two years, since the Jan. 7. 2012 edition hosted by Charles Barkley with musical guest Kelly Clarkson (7.0, 4.1 in 18-49), which was buoyed by a big NFL primetime overrun. Taking football out of the equation, the Fallon-Timberlake show delivered the top SNL ratings in two and a half years,
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TV Ratings: Colts-Broncos thriller brings huge numbers to NBC Sunday

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TV Ratings: Colts-Broncos thriller brings huge numbers to NBC Sunday
Fast National ratings for Sunday, October 20, 2013.   The drama of Peyton Manning facing off against his old team, plus a high-scoring and action-packed game, gave NBC the best Sunday numbers for any network since the Oscars in February and the best NFL primetime October numbers since 1998.   As you would guess, NBC won Sunday in all measures.   CBS was second thanks to its own scheduled 30 minutes of NFL overrun, plus an additional 14 minutes of overrun in a number of major markets.   Meanwhile, while "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" were both low, ABC's "Betrayal"...
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2013 NFL primetime schedule

2013 NFL primetime schedule for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Espn’s Monday Night Football and Thanksgiving Day games on CBS, Fox and NBC. Also includes postseason schedule for games on NBC, CBS and Fox. Also See: NFL Draft 2013 dates, times and TV channels NFL Draft 2013 schedule on Espn 2013 NFL Draft Schedule on NFL Network Espn and the 2013 NFL Draft Espn Commentators for the NFL Draft 50 Cent and The Heavy Collaborate on Music for Espn’s 2013 NFL Draft Telecast NFL Network Provides Record-Setting Coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft 2013 NFL Primetime Schedule [...]

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'Good Morning America' Anchor Robin Roberts to be Honored With Courage Award at 2013 Espys

'Good Morning America' Anchor Robin Roberts to be Honored With Courage Award at 2013 Espys
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, who was one of the first females to anchor Espn's "SportsCenter" and "NFL Primetime," will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYS, ESPN announced on Tuesday. The award is given annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports. While Roberts is credited for blazing the trail for women in broadcasting, she's also inspired viewers by overcoming not one, but two life-threatening illnesses. In 2007, two years after becoming co-anchor of "Gma," Roberts
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Cowboys-Redskins Clash Logs Best NFL Regular Season Prime Ratings In 16 Years

Update, Thursday Am: The final ratings for last Sunday’s season finale of NBC‘s Sunday Night Football are in: The Cowboys-Redskins game was seen by 30.3 million viewers to become the most-watched and highest-rated NFL regular-season primetime game ever on the network. Its viewership was up 10% from last year’s Week 17 game (Cowboys-Giants, 27.62 million), which was also a win-and-in game to determine the winner of the Nfc East and the previous most-watched NBC regular-season primetime NFL game. The Cowboys-Redskins game also topped the 28.7 million for the Redskins-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game on Fox to become the most-watched NFL game on any network this season. It is the most-watched regular-season primetime game on any network in 16 years (Packers-Cowboys, 31.5 million, Nov. 18, 1996 on ABC) and the most-watched NFL primetime regular-season final game in 18 years (32.0 million for 49ers-Vikings, Dec. 26, 1994 on ABC). Previous Monday Am: NBC’s Sunday Night Football ended its season the way it
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ABC TV Show Ratings for Sunday, October 7, 2012

With the exception of America's Funniest Home Videos (which had its season premiere last night), all of ABC's other primetime shows (Once Upon a Time, Revenge, and 666 Park Avenue) were down significantly compared to one week earlier. Still, the alphabet network has a positive spin on the ratings. Have a read.

ABC is Up 15% Over the Year-Ago Sunday in Adults 18-49

Early info on ABC's Sunday, ahead of the regular press release.

Up against NBC's Sunday Night Football and an NFL-overrun boosted CBS, ABC outdrew Fox's Sunday night schedule by 2.0 million viewers.

· ABC was up from the year-ago Sunday by 15% in Adults 18-49.

During the 7 o'clock hour, opposite CBS' huge Broncos-Patriots NFL primetime overrun, ABC's season opener of America's Funniest Home Videos grew from its year-ago season premiere in Total
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