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NBC To Air WrestleMania: The World Premiere

For the third straight year, NBC will air an hour-long WrestleMania special.

WrestleMania: The World Premiere airs Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, and feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVII this past April.

The highly anticipated pay-per-view event in front of 71,617 fans at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta marked the WrestleMania return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and featured a main event between John Cena and The Miz for the WWE Championship.

 

 

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Joe Rogan To Host Relaunch Of Fear Factor

Joe Rogan is returning to his roots.

The UFC color commentator will host the relaunch of NBC’s Fear Factor.

Rogan hosted the show during its first run from 2001 to 2006. NBC ordered eight episodes and production begins in August. If the ratings are strong, additional episodes could be ordered.

Eight new episodes of the show will be produced beginning next month and the series is expected to debut on NBC in September.

The show’s format will remain mostly the same except contestants will compete in pairs rather than as individuals.

 

 

 

 

ESPN's Official Statement On Failed Olympic Bid

ESPN released a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding their failed Olympic bid:

“We made a disciplined bid that would have brought tremendous value to the Olympics and would have been profitable for our company. To go any further would not have made good business sense for us. We wish to congratulate the IOC on a fair and transparent process, and we offer our best wishes to Comcast/NBC. We put our best foot forward with a compelling offer that included the enthusiastic participation of all of The Walt Disney Company’s considerable assets.”

Fox's NASCAR Coverage Hits Three-Year Viewership High

NASCAR on Fox’s 2011 season averaged 8.6 million viewers per race, up 9 percent over last year (7.9 million viewers) and a three-year high for the network.

It’s also the largest one-year audience increase in the 11-year history of NASCAR on Fox.

For all 13 races, the network’s NASCAR coverage averaged a 5.0/11 household rating/share. Fox saw the biggest increase among Men 18-34 with average ratings in the demographic up 20 percent over last year (1.8 vs. 1.5). Read more

Fox Bid on Next Four Olympics

Fox Sports wants to broadcast the next four Olympics so the company made two separate bids to the International Olympic Committee Monday — one containing their bid to air the 2014 and 2016 games, and a second containing their bid to air the ’14, ’16, ’18 and ’20 Games.

Fox Sports Media Group Chair & CEO David Hill said it makes financial sense to procure four Games because of the huge outlay for Games-related equipment.

“It’s simpler. … You have to make a major investment in technical hardware, which is (a capital expense), so anyone will tell you if you’re going to amortize that over four rather than two, you’re financially in a much better place.”

NBC paid $2 billion for the 2010 and 2012 Games, and bidding for the 2014 and 2016 Games is expected to exceed that. NBC and ESPN will be making their respective pitches to the IOC on Tuesday.

Video: Drunk Flyers Fan Interviewed During Phillies Game

The Rockies broadcasting team noticed one vociferous Flyers fan cheering during the team’s game against the Phillies, so they decided to interview him. Shockingly (or not) this fan turns out to be drunk and not particularly concerned about swearing on live television. From what we can gather, this fan is discussing how his buddy is a New York Rangers whom he knows on Xbox, and this buddy plans to come down to Philly for the Winter Classic between the Flyers and Rangers on New Year’s Day 2012. That matchup hasn’t been set in stone.

Tony Dungy Leaving NBC?

Football Night in America analyst Tony Dungy might not be long for the television world.

Newsday‘s Neil Best reports that while NBC brass wants to keep the coach around, “family matters might pull him away from the show in the next year or two.”

Dungy, a family man who serves as a national spokesman for All Pro Dad, has a son who is redshirting a year at Oregon but expects to play during the 2011 season. He thinks the logistics of communting could cause problems.

“I don’t know how that’s going to happen,” Dungy said. “We’ll see how my body feels and how my body goes. Down the road that could become an issue.” Read more

SBJ: Super Bowl Ad Spots Nearly Sold Out

If football ad sales are any indication, the ad recovery the business is seeing this year is the real deal. As we reported last week, ad sales look to be strong for the upcoming 2010-2011 season, but we had no idea they would be this strong.

Sports Business Journal‘s John Ourand reports that Fox has sold out nearly all of its Super Bowl spots at around $3 million a pop.

So far, CBS, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network all say they are at least 90% sold for the season, which is still a few weeks away from starting.

So what is behind the strong comeback? All of the networks seem to agree on that one:

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