or


[06/07/12 - 10:46 AM]
Firestone 550 to Air in Primetime Saturday Night on NBC Sports Network
Additionally, the network will air last weekend's Indy Lights race from Detroit today at 5:00/4:00c.

[via press release from NBC]

FIRESTONE 550 TO AIR IN PRIMETIME SATURDAY NIGHT ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK

"I'm a huge fan of night racing, which seems to make the cars pop off the screen with an incredible sense of speed." - NBC Sports Network analyst Jon Beekhuis

IndyCar 36 to profile Helio Castroneves on Friday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network

NEW YORK - June 7, 2012 - The NBC Sports Network continues its IndyCar coverage this weekend in primetime with the Firestone 550 on Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET, live from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. NBC Sports Network surrounds the race with IndyCar Qualifying coverage on Fri., June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by a new episode of the all-access series, IndyCar 36, featuring three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, at 8:30 p.m. ET. Additionally, the network will air last weekend's Indy Lights race from Detroit today at 5 p.m. ET.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK'S FIRESTONE 550 COVERAGE (subject to change, all times ET):

DATE COVERAGE TIME Thu

rs., June 7 Indy Lights (Detroit) 5 p.m. ET

Fri., June 8 IndyCar Qualifying 7:30 p.m. ET

Fri., June 8 IndyCar 36 (Helio Castroneves) 8:30 p.m. ET

Sat., June 9 Firestone 550 8 p.m. ET

COMMENTATORS: Bob Jenkins (lead race announcer), Jon Beekhuis (analyst) and Tommy Kendall (analyst) will call all the qualifying coverage. Additionally, Kevin Lee, Robin Miller and Townsend Bell will serve as pit reporters calling all the race action.

BEEKHUIS ON THE RACE: "Texas Motor Speedway in a word... wild. I'm a huge fan of night racing, which seems to make the cars pop off the screen with an incredible sense of speed. With 24 degrees of banking, the track is so fast. The challenge has always been to keep those speeds in check. IndyCar has been working hard on a chassis configuration to reduce 'pack racing.' The goal is to 'unstick' the cars and actually make them more difficult to drive, which should make for quite a race."

INDYCAR 36: Helio Castroneves will be profiled for the first time during this week's episode of IndyCar 36, NBC Sports Network's all-access 36 series, on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Castroneves is one of the sport's most notable drivers as well as a three-time Indy 500 winner.

The NBC Sports Network original series is produced by IMS Productions and gives viewers an all-access pass into the life of a world-class driver in the middle of race season. The cameras will follow a driver for 36 hours during a race weekend providing a behind-the-scenes look at the on- and off-track activities of the stars of the IndyCar Series. The all-access 36 also includes NHL 36 and Fight Night 36 that currently air on NBC Sports Network.

FIRESTONE INDY LIGHTS: NBC Sports Network will air a total of 12 one-hour telecasts of Firestone Indy Lights continuing Thurs., June 7 at 5 p.m. ET, with coverage from last week's race in Detroit, Mich. Firestone Indy Lights is the premier ladder series for drivers and teams striving to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500. Primarily run in conjunction with the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Firestone Indy Lights schedule features races on road courses/street circuits and ovals, including the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK'S 2012 IZOD INDYCAR SERIES SCHEDULE (subject to change, all times ET):

DATE RACE LOCATION TIME
June 23 Iowa Corn Indy 250 Newton, Iowa 8 p.m.
July 22 Edmonton Indy Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2 p.m.
August 18 Streets of Qingdao Qingdao, China 12 a.m.
August 26 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma, Calif. 4 p.m.
September 2 Baltimore Grand Prix Baltimore, Md. 2 p.m.
September 15 Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. 8 p.m.





  [june 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/18/15 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week with "Shark Tank"
Plus: The CW's new Friday lineup opens on par with its offerings from a year ago.

[04/18/15 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Dominates Friday with the Top 3 Shows for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/18/15 - 08:43 AM]
"Grimm" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/17/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC's "The Night Shift" Collaborates with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Joining Forces
The First Lady and Dr. Biden will also appear in the show's episode airing on Monday, May 4.

[04/17/15 - 11:47 AM]
CBS Announces 2014-2015 Season Finale Storylines, Featuring Dramatic Conclusions, Big Reveals and a Couple of Weddings
The Eye details its May sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/17/15 - 10:20 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Horizon Television to Develop Family Drama "Harvest"
The project centers on a mild-mannered cemetery caretaker who finds his small town life in jeopardy when his estranged, criminal father tracks him down.

[04/17/15 - 09:04 AM]
The Black Eyed Peas & ESPN Collaborate to Make 2015 NBA Playoffs "Awesome"
The broadcast open stars The Black Eyed Peas members' will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap and features their hit single "Awesome," which they wrote for the NBA Playoffs and to capture the energy and excitement of the action.

[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Spikes 62% to Move Ahead of NBC's "A.D." in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline" Delivers NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Thursday 10 P.M. Hour in 11 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Returns Up and Wins Its Hour Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
LION BABE Covers Legendary Chicago Artist Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up" for ESPN's NFL Draft
"Chicago has such a great music tradition and since the draft is here for the first time, we really wanted to use the song of a legendary artist from this city," said Kevin Wilson.

[04/17/15 - 08:04 AM]
TLC's "My 600-lb Life" Renewed for Season Four Following Highest Rated Season Ever
Currently in production for season four, the series will return to TLC with ten all new episodes and compelling weight loss stories in 1Q 2016.

[04/17/15 - 06:32 AM]
Early Look at BBC America's New Drama "The Last Kingdom" Coming in 2015
The project is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series of novels "The Saxon Stories," by award-winning writer Stephen Butchard.

[04/16/15 - 03:20 PM]
Jennifer Lopez to Be Honored with the Hero Award at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
Additionally, Rachel Platten will perform her single "Fight Song" as the RDMA Heroes for Change award is presented to two Radio Disney listeners in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities.