Third MLS broadcast draws 0.3 overnight on NBC
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Oct. 30, 1:36 a.m.
After drawing 0.4 ratings for its first two MLS broadcasts, NBC drew an overnight rating of only 0.3 for Saturday's Philadelphia-New York game.
NBC acquires EPL rights in 'perfect match'
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Oct. 29, 6:06 a.m.
The English Premier League and NBC each has a lot to be happy about in the three-year deal they announced Sunday.
Fox and ESPN lose EPL TV rights
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Oct. 26, 9:44 p.m.
The English Premier League, the most popular soccer league in terms of American television viewers, will have a new home on American television next season. Fox confirmed it lost out on the EPL rights it has held since 1998, and according to multiple reports the new home of the EPL will likely be NBC Universal.
Sunday night match draws lowest ESPN audience
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 26, 1:20 a.m.
Last Sunday's ESPN telecast of Seattle's 3-1 victory over FC Dallas that eliminated FCD from playoff contention didn't do well with the national TV audience.
The game, which aired in a 9-11 p.m. Eastern time slot, generated an estimated audience of 211,000 -- the lowest viewership for the nine regular-season games on ESPN. On Oct. ...
Man. United to set up shop in USA
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 24, 2:32 p.m.
Fresh off its listing on the New York Stock Exchange, Manchester United is preparing to literally set up shop in the United States. The club will open an office in the USA, somewhere on the East Coast, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
MLS owner Paulson predicts franchise fees will rise
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 18, 2:53 a.m.
MLS may be planning to temporarily cap expansion in the near future at 20 teams, once a proposed team in New York City gets off the ground, but Portland owner Merritt Paulson says franchise fees will continue to rise.
Soccer radio channel SiriusXM FC to debut on Monday
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Oct. 12, 5:19 p.m.
Sirius XM Radio has created a new channel, SiriusXM FC, dedicated entirely to soccer. It's set to launch on Monday at Channel 94 and will offer listeners 24-7 soccer talk and play-by-play. The channel will also be available on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com.
Fans will have access to ...
TV battle: EPL downs MLS 1.1 to 0.4
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 8, 6:43 p.m.
The lineups were similar and so were the outcomes last weekend when Fox aired a Premier League match on tape and NBC showed a live MLS game.