“Sunday MLB on TBS” to Feature Rangers vs. Tigers in a Matchup of American League Contenders at 1 p.m. ET

tbs-mlb“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues July 14 with a matchup of American League contenders when Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers visit Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers at 1 p.m. ET. Texas’ Martin Perez is scheduled to take the mound against Detroit’s probable starting pitcher Justin Verlander. In the TBS broadcast booth, Ernie Johnson will call the action alongside analysts Ron Darling and John Smoltz.

TBS’ regular season MLB coverage will include a 26-game schedule. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 2007.

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

July 14
1 p.m. ET Texas Rangers  @ Detroit Tigers
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) , Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

 
July 21
1:30 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers  @ Washington Nationals
Johnson (play-by-play) , Dennis Eckersley and Cal Ripken Jr. (analysts)
July 28
1:30 p.m. Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles
Johnson (play-by-play) and Smoltz (analyst)

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“Sunday MLB on TBS” Continues with a National League Matchup Featuring the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves at 1:30 p.m. ET

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“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues June 30 with a National League matchup featuring Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Dimondbacks visiting Justin Upton and the Atlanta Braves at 1:30 p.m. ET. In the TBS broadcast booth, Brian Anderson will call the action alongside analysts Ron Darling and John Smoltz.

TBS’ regular season MLB coverage will include a 26-game schedule. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 2007.

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

June 30
1:30 p.m. ET Arizona Diamondbacks @ Atlanta Braves
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

 
July 7
1 p.m. Baltimore Orioles  @ New York Yankees
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)
July 14
1 p.m. Texas Rangers  @ Detroit Tigers
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play)  Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)

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“Sunday MLB on TBS” Continues with the Dodgers vs. Pirates on June 16 at 1:30 p.m. ET

tbs-mlb“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues June 16 with a National League showdown featuring rookie phenom Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers taking on Andrew McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:30 p.m. ET. The top pick in the 2011 MLB Draft Gerrit Cole is scheduled to make his second career start for Pittsburgh and will face Los Angeles’ probable starting pitcher Zack Greinke. In the TBS broadcast booth, Matt Devlin will call the action alongside analysts John Smoltz and Cal Ripken.

TBS’ regular season MLB coverage will include a 26-game schedule and the exclusive telecast of the 2013 MLB All-Star Selection Show presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, June 30. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 2007.

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

June 16
1:30 p.m. ET Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Matt Devlin (play-by-play), John Smoltz and Cal Ripken (analysts)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

June 23
2 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst)
June 30
1:30 p.m. Arizona Diamondbacks @ Atlanta Braves
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)

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“Sunday MLB on TBS” Heads to Beantown for the Angels vs. Red Sox on June 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET

tbs-mlb“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues June 9 with an American League battle featuring Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels taking on David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox at 1:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles’ Joe Blanton is scheduled to take the mound against Boston’s probable starting pitcher Ryan Dempster. In the TBS broadcast booth, Dick Stockton will call the action alongside analyst Dennis Eckersley.

TBS’ regular season MLB coverage will include a 26-game schedule and the exclusive telecast of the 2013 MLB All-Star Selection Show presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, June 30. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 2007.

 

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

June 9
1:30 p.m. ET Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox
Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and Dennis Eckersley (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

 
June 16
1:30 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and Dennis Eckersley (analyst)
June 23
2 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst)

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“Sunday MLB on TBS” Features Dodgers vs. Braves on May 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET

tbs-mlb“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on May 19 with a National League match-up featuring Justin Upton and the Atlanta Braves hosting Adrian Gonzalez and the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1:30 p.m. ET. Atlanta’s Mike Minor is scheduled to take the mound against Los Angeles probable starting pitcher Matt Magill. In the TBS broadcast booth, Matt Devlin will call the action alongside analysts Ron Darling and John Smoltz.

TBS’ MLB coverage will include a 26-game regular season schedule and the exclusive telecast of the 2013 MLB All-Star Selection Show presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, June 30. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 2007.

 

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

May 19
1:30 p.m. ET Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves
Matt Devlin (play-by-play), Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

May 26
1:30 p.m. ET New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Dennis Eckersley (analysts)
June 2
2 p.m. ET San Francisco Giants @ St. Louis Cardinals
Steve Physioc (play-by-play), Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)

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Turner Sports & CBS Sports Announce Programming Schedule for 2014 & 2015 NCAA Final Four & National Championship Games

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Programming Schedule for 2014 and 2015

NCAA Final Four® and National Championship Games

TBS to Televise NCAA FINAL FOUR® National Semifinal Games and CBS Sports to

Broadcast National Championship Games

CBS and TBS to Split ‘Elite Eight’ Coverage Beginning Next Year

TBS to Televise 2016 FINAL FOUR and National Championship Game and

CBS to Broadcast 2017 FINAL FOUR and National Championship Game, Alternating Through 2024

CBS Sports and Turner Sports have announced the programming schedule for their exclusive joint television coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in 2014 and 2015. In each of the two years, TBS will televise the NCAA Final Four national semifinals and CBS will broadcast the NCAA National Championship game.

Additionally, beginning in 2014 through 2024, coverage of the Regional Semifinals and Regional Finals games will be split by TBS and CBS.  Earlier round coverage of the tournament will continue to be televised across four national television networks – CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV with the First Four® airing exclusively on truTV.

In 2010, Turner Sports and CBS Sports entered into a 14-year exclusive media rights partnership with the NCAA to present the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship from 2011-2024. As part of that agreement, CBS Sports and Turner Sports will alternate coverage of the Final Four national semi-final games and National Championship game between TBS and CBS. The rotation begins on TBS with the network televising the Final Four and National Championship in 2016 with CBS broadcasting the games in 2017.

“Since the inception of our partnership, I don’t think we could have envisioned such a seamless collaboration between our two companies both in front of and behind the cameras,” said David Levy, president of sales, distribution and sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.  “Coming off another incredible year of strong ratings and exciting games, the popularity of the NCAA Tournament and Final Four continues to resonate with fans across the country.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to televise the Final Four national semifinal games and two of the Elite Eight games on TBS beginning next year, and for the network to televise its first National Championship game in 2016.”

“From the beginning, our partnership with Turner Sports has exceeded every one of our expectations,” said Sean McManus, chairman, CBS Sports.  “Today’s news represents another win-win arrangement that continues to help us extend the reach of this marquee property by combining the resources of our two organizations. As we have done since 1982, CBS is pleased to showcase the National Championship game in 2014 and 2015.”

Turner Sports and CBS Sports recently concluded their third year of exclusive coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship. The 2013 tournament across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV was the most-watched NCAA Tournament in 19 years, averaging 10.7 million total viewers, up 11% from last year’s 9.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

About CBS Sports

CBS Sports, a year-round leader in television sports, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including the NFL’s American Football Conference; THE NFL TODAY; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters(r) and PGA Championship; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. In addition, the division directs CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour national cable network; produces INSIDE THE NFL for SHOWTIME; and partners with CBSSports.com in creating a recognized leader among sports Internet destinations.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

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“Sunday MLB on TBS” Continues with Dodgers vs. Orioles on 1:30 p.m. ET

tbs-mlb“Sunday MLB on TBS” Continues with an Interleague Match-up Featuring

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Baltimore Orioles at 1:30 p.m.

“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues April 21 with an interleague match-up featuring Carl Crawford and the Los Angeles Dodgers visiting Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles at 1:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles’ Chad Billingsley is scheduled to take the mound against Baltimore’s probable starting pitcher Jake Arrieta. Hall of Famer and Orioles legend Cal Ripken will return to the TBS broadcast booth alongside play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson and analyst Ron Darling.

TBS’ regular season MLB coverage will include a 26-game regular season schedule and the exclusive telecast of the 2013 MLB All-Star Selection Show presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, June 30. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 2007.

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

April 21  
 
1:30 p.m. ET Los Angeles Dodgers @ Baltimore Orioles
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

April 28  
 
1 p.m. ET Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees
Steve Physioc (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)
 
May 5
1:30 p.m. ET New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst)

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues with Rays vs. Red Sox at 1:30 p.m. ET

tbs-mlb“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues April 14 with an American League East match-up featuring Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays visiting Dustin Pedroia and the Boston Red Sox at 1:30 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay’s Jeremy Hellickson is scheduled to take the mound against Boston’s probable starting pitcher Clay Buchholz. In the broadcast booth, Ernie Johnson will call the action alongside analysts Ron Darling and John Smoltz.

TBS’ regular season MLB coverage will include a 26-game regular season schedule and the exclusive telecast of the 2013 MLB All-Star Selection Show presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, June 30. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 2007.

 

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

April 14  
 
1:30 p.m. (ET) Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and John Smoltz (analysts)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

April 21  
 
1:30 p.m. (ET) Los Angeles Dodgers @ Baltimore Orioles
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts)
April 28  
 
1 p.m. (ET) Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees
Steve Physioc (play-by-play) and Darling (analyst)

 

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“Sunday MLB on TBS” Returns with ALCS Rematch: Yankees vs. Tigers at 1 p.m. ET

tbs-mlbProbable Starters Feature New York’s CC Sabathia Against Detroit’s Justin Verlander

“Sunday MLB on TBS” will returns April 7 with an American League Championship Series rematch featuring Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and the 2012 A.L. Champion Detroit Tigers hosting Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees at 1 p.m. ET. Scheduled to take the mound are both team’s respective aces with Detroit’s Justin Verlander and New York’s CC Sabathia as the probable starting pitchers. In the broadcast booth, Ernie Johnson will call the action alongside analyst John Smoltz.

TBS’ regular season MLB coverage will include a 26-game regular season schedule and the exclusive telecast of the 2013 MLB All-Star Selection Show presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, June 30. In October, TBS will exclusively televise the American League and National League Wild Card games and will once again provide coverage of all four MLB Division Series and exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series.

TBS has broadcast MLB coverage for more than 30 years, televising the MLB Division Series and one League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of Atlanta Braves coverage from 1977 to 2007.

 

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sun., April 7
1 p.m. (ET) Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., April 14  
 
1:30 p.m. (ET) Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox
Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Smoltz (analysts)
Sun., April 21  
 
1:30 p.m. (ET) Los Angeles Dodgers @ Baltimore Orioles
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts)

 

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2013 NCAA Tournament is Highest Rated in 23 Years

ncaaTurner Sports and CBS Sports’ Exclusive Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is Highest Rated in 23 Years

Sunday’s Third Round Coverage Highest Rated in 20 Years; Up 19% vs. 2012

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive live coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV is averaging a 6.3/14 overnight rating/share, the highest rating for the opening week of the NCAA Tournament in 23 years, when the tournament expanded to its current format, according to Nielsen metered market ratings.

The networks’ combined coverage, from the NCAA First Four to the completion of the third round, is up 5% vs. last year’s comparable 6.0/13 rating.

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive third round coverage on Sunday, March 24 – across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – averaged an overnight household rating/share of 7.6/15, the highest rating for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament in 20 years (8.5/20 in 1993).  This year’s rating/share is up 19% compared with a 6.4/13 in 2012.

Sunday’s coverage showed audience increases in all four telecast windows including more than 20% in three of the four:

§  The first daytime telecast window (12-2:45 p.m. ET) averaged a 5.4/13, the highest rating for the window since 2002 (5.8/13) and an increase of 26% over last year’s 4.3/11.

§  The second daytime telecast window (3-5:15 p.m.) averaged a 7.2/15, tied with 2007 as the highest rating for the window since 2006 (7.5/16) and up 20% over last year’s 6.0/13.

§  The first primetime telecast window (5:15-9:15 p.m.) averaged an 11.8/22, the highest rating for the window since 1991’s 12.1/24 and a 26% increase over a 9.4/18 in 2012.

§  The second primetime window (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.) averaged a 6.5/11, up 2% vs. a 6.4/10 in 2012.

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Source:  Nielsen Media Research, based on Metered Market data, Live +SD data stream.  3/19/13 to  03/24/13 vs. 03/13/12 to 03/18/12.  2013 averages based on weighted average of 4 telecast gross across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.  Historical audiences, CBS 1991 through 2005 based on Live data.  2006 through 2010 based on Live + SD.  2003 based on CBS / ESPN average of First Round.