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The Scoreboard: Saturday, August 11

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 286 | MSNBC: *NA | CNN: 110 | HLN: 121
  • Primetime: FNC: 187 | MSNBC: 182 | CNN: 89 | HLN: 177

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
Fox News TheFive: Baier: Shep: Huckabee: Hannity: Greta: Huckabee: Hannity:
266 264 253 172 174 214 142 141
MSNBC Olympics: Matthews: Matthews: Lockup: Lockup: Lockup: Lockup: Lockup:
NA* 60 66 101 168 276 234 206
CNN Newsroom: Blitzer: Newsroom: Presents: Morgan: Newsroom: Presents: Morgan:
83 88 98 90 74 105 84 83
HLN Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries:
99 125 194 149 196 187 153 184

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Evening News Ratings: Week of August 6

“NBC Nightly News” leaves London with gold. During its second week broadcasting from the Summer Games, the Brian Williams newscast was up +9% in total viewers compared to the second week of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. “Nightly” did see a drop from the first week of the London games when it drew 10.9 million viewers.

No. 2 “World News with Diane Sawyer” trailed by 3 million viewers, but “Nightly’s” week-to-week loss, may have been Sawyer’s gain as ABC grew +5% in the demo.

And while “World News” was down in both measurements compared to the same week last year, the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” grew its viewership (but down slightly in the demo) vs. 2011.

  • Numbers for the week of August 6, 2012:
NBC ABC CBS
Total Viewers 9,775,000 6,775,000 5,383,000
A25-54 2,884,000 1,818,000 1,538,000

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 8

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 248 | MSNBC: NA*| CNN: 87 | HLN: 87
  • Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 236 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 62

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC TheFive: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly: Hannity:
347 268 264 467 436 278 262 194
MSNBC Olympics: Sharpton: Matthews: EdShow: Maddow: O’Donnell: EdShow: Maddow:
NA* 186 221 218 292 196 153 152
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Burnett: Cooper: Morgan: Cooper: Burnett: Morgan:
109 91 107 85 98 127 90 85
HLN Express: Express: VelezMitchell: Grace: DrDrew: Grace: Showbiz: DrDrew:
27 23 84 99 40 48 34 45

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Dick Ebersol Returns to NBC Sports As 'Senior Adviser'

Former NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol is returning to the company, just a few months after he resigned his post. The New York TimesBill Carter and Richard Sandomir report that Ebersol will serve as a “senior adviser,” with a special focus on NBC’s NFL and Olympics coverage.

The move was revealed the same day that NBC announced that “Today” EP Jim Bell would also serve as executive producer of the network’s 2012 Olympics coverage.

CBS Expands 3D Coverage of U.S. Open

CBS, which won an Emmy in technical achievement for last year’s 3D coverage of the U.S. Open, is expanding its coverage to include all the HD matches played at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Labor Day weekend and finals weekend, as well as select matches from Louis Armstrong Stadium.

“With our additional cameras and enhanced camera positions, including low, court-level positions, viewers will feel like they’re actually on the court with some of the world’s greatest players,” said Harold Byrant, executive producer and vp production at CBS Sports.

The 3D telecasts will be available on DirecTV’s n3D and Comcast’s Xfinity 3D. The men’s and women’s finals will be streamed live in 3D on USOpen.org.

Meanwhile some people (and my hand is raised) think 3D technology is completely overrated and wildly unnecessary.

SportsNation to Film Live Before US-Mexico Soccer Match in Philly

For the first time ever ESPN’s SportsNation will originate at a soccer match. Co-host Michelle Beadle and guest host Taylor Twellman will lead a 4 p.m. ET live broadcast prior to Wednesday night’s men’s match at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia between the United States and Mexico. The match starts at 9 p.m. and marks the debut of new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who replaced the recently fired Bob Bradley.

Twellman is a former MLS striker and U.S. National Team player.

Alexi Lalas, who competed against Klinsmann as a player, says fans are eager to see what changes in philosophy he brings to the U.S. team.

“This is the start of a new era. He (Klinsmann) wants to show that he is building on the past and doing new things going forward. There is a lot of curiosity and some mystery surrounding Jurgen Klinsmann with what he is going to do for and with the U.S. national men’s team program.

“Whatever he does, it all kicks off with a match against USA’s biggest rival – Mexico. I want to see how the Klinsmann era starts off on and off the field.”

ESPNU To Air Wednesday Night Women's Volleyball In HD

Starting on Sept. 15, ESPNU will air every Wednesday Night Women’s Volleyball game in high definition, beginning with Miami at Florida State.

ESPNU and ESPN2 will televise 17 regular season games featuring schools from the SEC, Big 12, Big 10, ACC, Big East and the WAC.

Following the regular season, ESPNU will carry the Big East, MEAC, SWAC, and WAC championships. Read more

David Price Inks Jeter Deal to Hawk 'I Gave Up DJ’s 3K'

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price has inked a deal with Steiner Sports, exclusive seller of New York Yankees memorabilia, to market items touting Price’s role in surrendering Derek Jeter‘s 3000th career hit. Price and Jeter will sign some items that read “I Gave Up DJ’s 3K.”

“I’m over it,” Price said of the hit. “It’s done.”

Why would anyone lose sleep over surrendering the 3000th hit, anyway? It’s not like he surrendered The Shot Heard Round the World.

Price said he didn’t know how many items he would sign. Asked if “lucrative” was a fair description for the deal, he said, “That’s good.”

Good for him, a Rays player making money off the cravings of Yankee fans.

Elton Brand Producing Tupac Biopic

Sixers forward Elton Brand has signed on as a co-producer of Tupac, the upcoming biopic about slain West Coast rapper/poet/actor Tupac Shakur. The movie, which is currently in production, is being directed by Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day. The role of Tupac has not yet been cast.

As noted by Philly.com, this isn’t Brand’s first foray into Hollywood. The former Clipper co-founded a production company when he played in Los Angeles, and according to a 2006 report from the Los Angeles Times, the company was slapped with four separate lawsuits in a year. Though none alleged any wrongdoing by Brand specifically, the report also claimed Brand spent $250,000 of his own money to settle one lawsuit.

Jim Gray: I'd do The Decision again.

Jim Gray, who served as master of ceremonies for that narcissistic, self-indulgent television debacle known as The Decision by LeBron James, seems quite comfortable in his role as the king of softball questions, telling The Dan Patrick Show he’d do it all over again.

“Would I do the show again? (Host: Yeah.) Yes. We’d all make it better.”

Better? How? Would you hold the event in downtown Cleveland, with you and James in a clear, shatterproof box, as legions of hurt, angry, vengeful fans pounded at the glass and tried to get in? Read more

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