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Ryan Seacrest on NBC’s Olympic Coverage: ‘You Can’t Please Everyone’

Ryan Seacrest, who has been in London this week for NBC’s Olympic programming, responds to the critics of the network’s coverage in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:

As I’ve learned from all my years in television, you can’t please everyone. I believe the huge ratings NBC has drawn for the Olympics speak for themselves. Obviously, the media landscape is shifting every day, and the network is doing its best to respond to the dynamic landscape.

Seacrest also shares his daily schedule: Read more

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Radio Host Finebaum to Write for

Radio host Paul Finebaum, a former columnist for who last year wrote that Vanderbilt should be kicked out of the SEC for not being competitive in football, is joining as a columnist. He reported the news on Twitter, saying his first column will run Thursday. Perhaps his first piece will address the ongoing story involving USA Today oddsmaker Danny Sheridan, who recently went on Finebaum’s radio show claiming to know who paid Cam Newton‘s father, Cecil, so that the 2010 Heisman Trophy Winner would attend Auburn. Sheridan has refused to name the alleged “bag man,” claiming his source within the NCAA would lose their job. The NCAA, for their part, says Sheridan’s claims are without merit.

Finebaum’s popular radio show is syndicated throughout the southeast and can also be heard on Sirius XM Radio (Channel 91).

More People Watched BCS Title Game on Cable Than Anything, Ever

Auburn wasn’t the only winner in Monday night’s BCS Championship Game. ESPN scored massive ratings. In fact, the game was the most-watched show in the history of cable television.(That’s not official yet, but it will be after the full national ratings are released.)

The telecast earned a 16.1 overnight, which was actually down 12 percent from last year’s Alabama-Texas tilt but was still good enough to break the cable record of 14.4 set during a New England Patriots-New Orleans Saints game in 2009. It earned a remarkable 67.0 in Birmingham, AL and a 37.5 in Portland, OR.

ESPN would also like you to know that more than 619,000 unique viewers watched the game on

Not too shabby for the Worldwide Leader in its first year of broadcasting the Bowl Championship Series.

After the jump, a handy chart from Sports Media Watch showing the ratings from previous years. Read more