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ESPN Inks Buster Olney To Contract Extension

ESPN has signed Buster Olney to a multi-year extension to provide coverage on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast. This will be his eleventh season covering Major League Baseball with the network.

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Buster Olney is living his best life. He doesn’t want to be employed by anyone other than ESPN.

ESPN has signed Buster Olney to a multi-year extension to provide coverage on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast. This will be his eleventh season covering Major League Baseball with the network.

“I don’t want to work anyplace else,” Olney said of his decision to stay with ESPN. “I’m having a blast.”

This will be his fourth season working alongside with Matt Vasgersian and Alex Roddriguez on Sunday Night Baseball.

Along with being the host of the Baseball Tonight podcast, Olney climbed the talent ladder at an accelerated rate. He’s been with the network since 2003. He credits Peter Gammons as one of his heroes who has helped foster his television success.

Olney also acknowledges the steep learning curve of providing in-game coverage on-air with Vasgersian.

“I remember the first couple of times Matt and I worked together, I interrupted him,” Olney said. “And he couldn’t have been easier to deal with as we sorted things out. He has a completely different landscape of sources than I do and you start to trade notes. I’ve absolutely loved it,” Olney stated.

Olney first met A-Rod as an eighteen year old prospect when he traveled to San Diego seeking out hitting instruction from the legendary, Tony Gwynn.

After spending time at the Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the New York Times, Olney is poised to finish his career with The Worldwide Leader in Sports.

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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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