It’s difficult to compare Terry Bradshaw to the inflated statistics of the modern NFL quarterback, but one person the four-time Super Bowl winner has no problem comparing himself to is Kris Jenner.
As Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s comes to an end, Bradshaw brings his family to the TV screen in a new reality series that similarly airs on E!. The Bradshaw Bunch, which was announced earlier this year, premiered as a half-hour show Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8pm ET, featuring the 72-year old Hall of Fame quarterback, his wife Tammy and their three daughters.
NFL fans are used to seeing Bradshaw on TV as an Emmy-Award winning analyst for FOX NFL Sunday, but now the lively Hall of Fame quarterback will also let fans into his family’s 800-acre ranch in Oklahoma each week.
Most of the comedic docuseries’ first season was filmed after COVID-19 hit the United States, which kept them primarily on the ranch or at the home of one of Bradshaw’s daughters.
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3.72 Million Tune In To See LeBron James Break Scoring Record
Lakers star LeBron James surpassed the NBA’s all-time scoring record on Tuesday night, and TNT benefitted from the milestone ratings wise.
According to Sports Media Watch, Tuesday night’s game averaged 2.98 million viewers. That figure made it TNT’s biggest regular season audience in over two years.
The broadcast peaked at 3.72 million around 11:45 p.m. when James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the record.
Reporting also indicated that the game was the number one single-network program on TV in key demographics.
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Disney Makes ESPN Independent Division In Corporate Restructuring
Disney is in the process of reorganizing and restructuring the company, and details have emerged about the company’s plans for ESPN.
Deadline reported on Wednesday that ESPN will be one of three standalone segments comprising Disney. Entertainment and Parks, Experiences & Products are the other two segments.
The reorganization comes amid the exit of former CEO Bob Chapek and the re-entry of CEO Bob Iger. As one of Iger’s first moves back running Disney, he announced a restructuring of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.
It was also reported that Jimmy Pitaro will continue as the president of ESPN.
In total, more than 7,000 jobs will be eliminated after the restructuring.
Roger Goodell: ‘Wouldn’t Surprise Me’ To See Thursday Night Football Move to Flex Scheduling
“Not today, but it’ll certainly be something that’s on our horizon.”
In 2023, Monday Night Football will join Sunday Night Football in having the ability to flex NFL games into its window. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday Night Football could someday join that elite club.
During his “State of the League” speech Wednesday, Goodell said Thursday Night Football having the ability to flex matchups “wouldn’t at all surprise me”.
“Not today, but it’ll certainly be something that’s on our horizon,” the NFL Commissioner said.
ESPN bargained for the ability to move higher profile games into Monday Night Football during its negotiations with the league for the next television contract that begins this upcoming season.
NBC has long held the ability to shift a select number of games from earlier windows into the Sunday Night Football primetime slot.
Amazon Prime Video just completed the first of an 11-year contract that sees the streaming platform spend nearly $1 billion per year on the Thursday Night Football package.
One of the largest storylines of Amazon’s debut season with the NFL was the near-constant ridicule from play-by-play announcer Al Michaels over the lackluster TNF schedule. Michaels made headlines over several weeks for his candor on the lack of interesting matchups, going as far as to joke that if the schedule didn’t improve he would retire.