The Philadelphia Eagles’ runaway 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on NBC Sunday Night Football last weekend averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 21.2 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms – ranking as the most-watched NFL primetime game since Week 1 (Giants-Cowboys, 24.7 million on NBC), according to National data released today by The Nielsen Company, and digital data from Adobe Analytics. In addition:
Baseball Hall of Fame voters grappling with issues involving performance-enhancing drugs received an email advisory Tuesday from an unexpected source. A day after the Hall released the names of 33 players on the 2018 ballot, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan sent a letter to voters with a list of three criteria he thinks should disqualify future candidates for admission to the shrine. Morgan, the Hall's vice chairman and a member of its board of directors, said he wasn't speaking for all Hall of Famers. But he said he was representing the views of many who are concerned by what they see as eroding standards for admission.
Retired NBA star Ray Allen said he is a victim of "catfishing," and has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online. Allen filed an emergency motion in Orange County, Florida, on Tuesday, one day after Bryant Coleman told the court he is being stalked by the 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion. Allen said Coleman is the one who is stalking.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said after Sunday's victory over the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca that he plans on visiting again. For coach Bill Belichick, there isn't the same strong desire to return.
Here comes Uncle Ed. Your mother has invited him again, even after what happened last year. "He's my brother," she's explained, and so now you have to remind your spouse, your partner, your boyfriend or your girlfriend of the rules. You've already spelled out, in one word, your policy on Uncle Ed and social media: "Don't." Now you have to talk about Uncle Ed and Thanksgiving. "Don't take the bait. And don't let down your guard until the football game, because if you make it to the football game, you know you're safe."
In its 11th consecutive year, ESPN’s V Week for Cancer Research will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 28, across all domestic ESPN platforms, with additional programming and highlights continuing through December 8. The initiative will drive awareness and donations to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. All proceeds raised will go directly to cancer research and related programs. This year ESPN is launching a new campaign ‘Cancer Is’, which focuses on capturing each person’s journey and experience as a patient, caretaker, researcher or individual affected by cancer. Last year, the V Week initiative raised a record $3.8 million, bringing the ten-year total of contributions to more than $17.7 million.