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A couple of weeks ago, the world of TV sports got rocked by the unexpected announcement that Mike Tirico would be leaving ESPN, which meant Monday Night Football would need an announcer. And now the position has been filled.
One of TV sportsí most dependable voices is making a big change as far as where that voice is coming from, and the changes for Mike Tirico don't stop there.
As everyone is probably aware, primetime NFL football is always a ratings monster, no matter what time of year it is or who is playing. And what's a great way to make those ratings higher? Premiering a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, duh.
ESPN is apparently not over the comments Hank Williams Jr. made comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, and based on this news, they donít plan to be anytime soon. Word is, the sports network, which is owned by ABC, has decided to part ways with the singer following his remarks, which did not go over well at all.
After making a comment on Fox News (where else?) in which he compared President Obamaís recent meeting with John Boehner, Republican House Speaker, to a hypothetical meeting between a certain famous Nazi dictator and an Israeli leader, Hank Williams Jr. has been dropped by ESPN. Well, for one night anyway.
More than twenty-seven million people watched last nightís broadcast live. Thatís almost six million more than watched the previous high, an NFL regular season Monday Night Football contest between the Vikings and the Packers
The two sides are very close on the parameters of a long-term agreement that would see football stay on ESPN through 2022 or 2023. The deal would pay the NFL just under two billion dollars a season for the broadcast rights
The Mentalist returned from its Presidential Debate induced hiatus with only a slight dip in viewership. It's still too early to tell if audiences enjoy the writing or if they're just disarmed by Simon Baker's dashing smile. Maybe they've just discovered a great new drinking game