Indians games crush summer TV ratings

Attendance may be down, but numbers don’t lie: Indians fans are tuning in. Since the start of the 2014 MLB season, Cleveland Indians telecasts on FOX Sports’ SportsTime Ohio are the highest-rated and most-viewed programming on television in Northeast Ohio. Per STO (by the way of Nielsen), Indians telecasts are averaging an 6.73 household rating

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Cavs among worst values in NBA per Forbes

Dan Gilbert

What is “value” in the NBA? Is it wins? Is it bang-for-the-buck? Is it rooted in absurd television deals? Well, Forbes announced its annual valuations of the National Basketball Association’s 30 teams, naming—surprise!— the usually hapless New York Knicks as the most valuable team worth $1.4 billion, up 27 percent over last season. The Cleveland

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Animated: Allie Clifton takes a basketball to the head

During Wednesday night’s pre-game reporting, FOX Sports Ohio’s Aliie Clifton took a warm-up basketball to the head and submits a perfect segue to an Anderson Varejao video vignette all without skipping a beat. @JevonFrazier The game is in my blood – nothing gets me rattled. — Allie Clifton (@FSOAllieOop) November 14, 2013

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Scott Raab on The Sopranos, Mad Men, Jimmy Haslam, and the Cavaliers draft – WFNY Podcast – 2013-07-01

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Scott Raab and I talked about all the weekly Cleveland sports news and so much more. How many shows aped The Sopranos? Mad Men and the distance between it and its authenticity David Chase left us involved with the humanity of his characters Jimmy Haslam and the Forbes and WSJ covering Pilot Flying J Breaking

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Pat McManamon talks Browns, Chuck Klosterman, AOL FanHouse, new media and Fox Sports Ohio – WFNY Podcast – 2013-05-15

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Really happy to get Pat McManamon on the podcast. I wanted to talk to him about Fanhouse and how the media landscape has changed both for him and also around him over the years. We also had some good conversation about the Browns, Chuck Klosterman and Twitter. Click here for Pat’s Fox Sports Ohio Page

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Playing with House Money: Why I think the Dolans should consider selling the Indians

Paul Dolan

The Dolan family needs to step away from the blackjack table and leave the casino with house money well in hand. After selling STO to FOX, they need to go to the next level and sell the team before they lose any of that money they just “won.” This is the only way I know

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FOX Sports closes deal to acquire SportsTime Ohio

SportsTime Ohio — the television flagship of the Cleveland Indians and Tee it up Ohio, proprietor of the worst network-owned website in all of Cleveland — has been officially been purchased by FOX Sports. John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal reports that the deal, which was announced Friday morning, will be worth between $200-250

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OhioMediaWatch: STO sale rumors re-surfacing (again)

If you don’t follow OhioMediaWatch on Twitter, you are missing out on one of the most mysterious and accurate sources in Cleveland media. Tonight the Twitter account seemed to be making a lot of noise with rumor and speculation which could mean the long-rumored sale of Sports Time Ohio might finally be coming. WFNY sources

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McManamon: Lerner looks to guarantee team can’t move

The first fear any Browns fan has when talking about the team being sold is that they could be stolen1 from the city again as Art Modell did so many years ago. It was most of our instincts to think that Randy Lerner would look to ensure that the Browns would never move, and according to

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McManamon’s Mock: Browns get Michael Floyd and Jonathan Martin

I don’t necessarily agree with what Pat McManamon is suggesting in his mock draft. I’ve been on record supporting any number of players from Matt Kalil and Trent Richardson to Morris Claiborne. Some have suggested reaching big to get Ryan Tannehill which seems particularly unlikely and unwise to me. Somehow Pat McManamon’s suggestion seems smart

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“Have a Good Night, Everybody”

April 13th will mark the last day of the Cavaliers 2010-11 regular season.  For many, this serves as a light at the end of the tunnel as the 12-win Cavs find themselves in the midst of yet another losing streak.  However, for some, it will mark the night where legendary broadcaster Joe Tait is honored in

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Cavaliers and Fox Sports Ohio Earn League’s Best Rating for 2009-10 Season

With the 2009-10 NBA regular season officially over, ratings have been released for all of the markets and broadcasting channels.  Per Sports Media Watch the Cavaliers and Fox Sports Ohio drew a rating of 8.59, the top rating of all NBA teams.  Fox Sports Ohio’s Communications department has the figure reported as 8.55, a rating

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To My Family, Friends, and Very Loyal Readers…

Thank you. Thank you all. I cannot describe how appreciative I am of the turnout during the last two weeks, and thanks to you all, I have been named Ohio’s Best Sports Blogger via FSO’s “Blog Sports Ohio” tournament. Whether you voted once, voted multiple times or simply retweeted our pleas – I cannot thank

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Fox Sports Ohio Blogger Contest Ends Today

That’s right, this is your final day to help Scott win credentials for all the teams FSO covers. You’ve been following us and know how important this is to the site, not just to Scott. While we’ve had limited access at times, this is an opportunity for a foot in the door. So please show

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Blog Contest: The One on the Browns

With the final round of the Fox Sports Blogger contest nearing completion, today’s assignment was to discuss the “state of the Cleveland Browns.”  While anyone can churn out numbers pointing towards their futility, I opted to focus on what the upcoming season means for the fans.  Here’s a quick excerpt… Since returning in 1999, the

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All Cavs Games in Glorious HD

Last year was the first year that the NFL on CBS had every single game in HD. The season prior it drove me INSANE when the Browns were not in HD. Maybe I was a little early in my ranting, but it just seemed to me with the NFL being the biggest sport in the

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