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Barrie Expected To Move To CFB Studio For ESPN

“Barrie’s most prominent role at ESPN has been as the anchor of the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter. Barrie also hosted the ESPN Radio edition of College Gameday.”

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With Adnan Virk out, ESPN has a major hole to fill in its college football coverage. Virk provided studio updates throughout the day on college football Saturdays. He also hosted the late night recap show College Football Final.

Bobby Burack of The Big Lead cites multiple sources that claim Matt Barrie is likely to take over those assignments this fall. Barrie’s most prominent role at ESPN has been as the anchor of the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter. Barrie also hosted the ESPN Radio edition of College Gameday.

Virk was let go in February after being accused of leaking company information to Awful Announcing. He has since landed at DAZN as the host of the streaming service’s MLB whip-around show Change Up and an anchor for its boxing coverage.

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SEC on CBS Draws College Football’s Most-Watched Game for Third Straight Week

Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years.

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CBS is reaping the benefits of its package with the SEC. That’s because for the third consecutive week, CBS is home of college football’s highest-rated game of the week.

Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years. That game also peaked at nearly 7 million viewers at one point.

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FOX Scores Another Big College Football Weekend

Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX.

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FOX continues to grabs heaps of viewers for its prime viewing window of college football coverage.

Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX. To date, thru five weeks of the college football season, Big Noon Saturday is averaging 5,767,000 viewers, the most-watched window in college football.

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NFL Ratings on CBS Off to Best Start Since 2010

That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season.

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The NFL of CBS is behemoth to start the 2022 season. This past weekend saw the more massive ratings for the network.

Sunday’s national game window, which was led the Patriots-Packers overtime game, averaged 24.647 million viewers which was the most-watched Week 4 window on CBS since 1998, when the NFL returned to CBS. It’s also a ratings increase of 8% from last season.

That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season, CBS‘ best start to a season since 2010.

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