Last night’s Cavs game highest rated non-simulcast game this season

The Cavs won their eighth straight game last night in an instant classic, forever-memorable 99-94 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. Not only did Kyrie Irving set a franchise record with 11 3-pointers in his 55 point-game, but the game set a new high for a 2014-15 game rating on FOX Sports Ohio.

·        According to Nielsen, the game delivered an 11.5 HH rating in Cleveland on FOX Sports Ohio, reaching approx. 170,000 households. This is the highest rated non-simulcast game so far this season.

·        The game peaked at a 15.79 HH in the last quarter hour (232,000 households) and averaged over a 13.5 HH from 8:00pm on (198,000 households).

·        Cavaliers Live postgame show delivered a 5.13 HH.

·        The top-rated games so far this season:
1.     Jan. 27 @ Detroit Pistons – 12.6 HH (simulcast on WUAB)
2.     Jan. 28 vs. Trail Blazers – 11.5 HH
3.     Dec. 9 vs. Raptors – 9.86 HH


·        The Cavs are averaging a 7.1 HH in Cleveland on FOX Sports Ohio, up +141% compared to last year’s same-game average.

Tribe Report: Town Hall Meeting Debuts Tomorrow at 7:00pm on SportsTime Ohio

Tune in to SportsTime Ohio tomorrow, Jan. 30th at 7:00pm for the premiere of Tribe Report: Indians Town Hall Meeting. In this unique 30-minute show taped in front of a live studio audience, host Matt Underwood talks Indians baseball with Tribe Manager Terry Francona and Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro.

Hear from Shapiro on the new commissioner of Major League Baseball, new rule changes, and the progress of the ballpark renovations. Francona answers questions from Indians Season Ticket Holders in attendance as well as discusses Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber’s 2014 season and the status of Michael Bourn and his offseason workouts.

Learn more about the event in FOXSportsOhio.com Indians writer Joe Reedy’s recent article “Francona doesn't see how shifts can be eliminated”.

Following tomorrow’s show, check FOXSportsOhio.com for additional video clips from the event.

Replays on SportsTime Ohio:
  • Sat. 1/31 at 7:30pm
  • Sun. 2/1 at 10:00pm
  • Mon. 2/2 at 9:00pm
  • Wed. 2/4 at 6:30pm
  • Thurs. 2/5 at 3:00pm
  • Sat. 2/7 at 7:30pm
  • Mon. 2/9 at 7:00pm

*check local listings | schedule subject to change

Xavier Musketeers Men’s Basketball tomorrow at 7:00pm on FOX Sports Ohio

Tune in to FOX Sports Ohio tomorrow at 7:00pm for Xavier University men’s basketball @ Providence Friars.

The game will replay tomorrow night at 12 midnight as well as on Friday, Jan. 23rd at 12 noon.

FOX Sports Ohio will also air two additional Xavier basketball games:

  • Saturday, February 21 at 2:00pm vs. Butler
  • Saturday, March 7 at 2:00pm @ Creighton

SportsTime Ohio to feature Jim Thome with special Indians programming this Saturday and will be at Tribe Fest this weekend.

Tribe Report will be LIVE from Tribe Fest Saturday, January 24th from Noon to 2:00pm followed by Indians game replays and Indians Roundtable shows featuring Jim Thome.

SportsTime Ohio is excited to highlight Jim Thome with special Indians programs on Saturday as well as once again be part of Tribe Fest this weekend.

This year’s Tribe Fest is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, at Progressive Field. SportsTime Ohio’s Tribe Report, hosted by Jensen Lewis, will broadcast live from Tribe Fest on Saturday from noon to 2:00pm.

The network will feature Jim Thome with additional Indians programming throughout the day on Saturday.
·        12 noon-2:00pm – Tribe Report live from Tribe Fest
·        2:00-3:00pm – Indians Roundtable with Jim Thome, John Hart & Charlie Manuel
o  Click for a SNEAK PEEK video of the Roundtable as Jim Thome reminisces about the start of his career.
·        5:00pm – Indians Rewind game from September 23, 2011 vs. Minnesota Twins
o  On the night the Indians celebrated Jim Thome’s 600 HR milestone with special pregame ceremony, Thome went long with a 425-foot homer. Carlos Santana blasted a first-pitch home run in the ninth to seal the 6-5 Indians win.
·        8:00pm – Indians Roundtable replay with Jim Thome, John Hart & Charlie Manuel
·        9:00pm – Indians Rewind game from August 27, 2011 vs. Kansas City Royals
o  In his second game back with the Indians, Thome’s 602nd career home run in the sixth inning gave the Tribe the 5-4 lead. Two innings later with two outs, Asdrubal Cabrera belted a three-run shot for the 8-7 win.


SportsTime Ohio will have additional space at Tribe Fest all weekend long, offering fans the opportunity to play video games in SportsTime Ohio’s video game truck and meet FOX Sports Ohio Girl Bridget. For complete event details, visit Indians.com/TribeFest.

Join FOX Sports Ohio Girl Kristine this Thursday at the Reds Caravan Stop at Polaris in Columbus

The 2015 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 22 and is scheduled to make 17 fan stops in five states covering 3,300 miles over four days.

The tour provides fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff. At each fan stop, the group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows.

Kristine, the FOX Sports Ohio Girl, is thrilled to appear at the stop this Thursday, Jan. 22 to meet Reds fans and share in the anticipation and excitement of the Reds 2015 season.

  • Thursday, January 22 – Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place) – 6:30pm-9:00pm
At that stop, the Caravan tour includes FOX Sports Ohio Reds broadcasters Jim Day and Jeff Piecoro, Reds Manager Bryan Price, All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco, minor league shortstop Alex Blandino, Director of Player Development Jeff Graupe and mascot Mr. Red.

Fans can follow Kristine on Twitter @FSOhio_Girls as well as like her on Facebook at Facebook.com/FOXSportsOhioGirls for Reds updates and appearance information.


For complete information on the 2015 Reds Caravan, please visit Reds.com or click HERE.

FOX Sports Ohio & SportsTime Ohio Announce Week-long 2015 NHL All-Star Columbus Programming

Lineup starts Monday, Jan. 19th and airs daily leading up to the All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 25th.

Plus take photos with Blue Jackets broadcasters, Cleatus the giant FOX robot & the FOX Sports Girls and make your own Blue Jackets TV spot at Fan Fair™!

As the city of Columbus prepares to roll out the red carpet for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio are pleased to announce special Columbus All-Star Live programming starting Monday, January 19th and airing daily leading up to the All-Star Game on Sunday, January 25th.

Starting Monday, the networks will anchor live from the Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star Winter Park , presented by Worthington Industries, across the street from Nationwide Arena. FOX Sports Ohio’s Blue Jackets broadcasters Jody Shelley, Jeff Rimer, Dave Maetzold, Bill Davidge and Brian Giesenschlag all have a role in the special coverage.

Programming highlights include two special hour-long shows, Revealed: Brandon Dubinsky and Revealed: John Davidson, which take viewers behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the Blue Jackets center and team president of hockey operations. In addition to the final Blue Jackets games before the All-Star break, the lineup includes the following shows all live from the set at Winter Park: Blue Jackets Live pre- and postgame coverage; Columbus All-Star Live, live coverage of the events and celebration leading up to the NHL All-Star Game; and SportsTime Ohio’s popular sports talk show Drennan Live. FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio will also feature Blue Jackets Rewinds and Ohio State and AHL All-Star hockey coverage throughout the week. See below for a schedule and details.

“As the proud television home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, FOX Sports Ohio is excited to have the NHL All-Star Game coming to Ohio,” stated Fran├žois McGillicuddy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio. “We are eager to highlight the Jackets and feature the city of Columbus through this special weeklong lineup of additional programming on both FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio.”

FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio 2015 NHL All-Star Columbus Program Schedule
Day, Date
Network
Time
Program
Details
Mon., Jan. 19
FSO
7:30pm
Blue Jackets Live pregame
Live from Winter Park


8:00pm
Blue Jackets @ Wild



10:30pm
Blue Jackets Live postgame
Live from Winter Park
Tues., Jan. 20
FSO
7:00pm
Blue Jackets Rewind
CBJ playoff game from 4/23/14
Wed., Jan. 21
FSO
8:30pm
Blue Jackets Live pregame
Live from Winter Park


9:00pm
Blue Jackets @ Jets



11:30pm
Blue Jackets Live postgame
Live from Winter Park
Thurs., Jan. 22
STO
3:30pm
Drennan Live
Live from Winter Park


7:00pm
Columbus All-Star Live
Live from Winter Park


8:30pm
Revealed: Brandon Dubinsky

Fri., Jan. 23
STO
6:30pm
Columbus All-Star Live
Live from Winter Park


7:00pm
Ohio State @ Michigan State live hockey



9:30pm
Columbus All-Star Live
Live from Winter Park
Sat., Jan. 24
FSO
12:00pm
Blue Jackets Rewind
Game from 10/11/14  vs. NY Rangers


2:00pm
Blue Jackets Rewind
Game from 12/9/14  vs. Philadelphia


4:00pm
Blue Jackets Rewind
Game from 12/13/14  vs. Pittsburgh


6:00pm
Columbus All-Star Live
Live from Winter Park


9:00pm
Revealed: John Davidson



9:30pm
Columbus All-Star Live
Live from Winter Park


10:00pm
Revealed: John Davidson
replay
Sun., Jan. 25
STO
8:00pm
2015 AHL Skills Competition

Mon., Jan. 26
STO
7:00pm
2015 AHL All-Star Game

*schedule subject to change | all programming EST | check local listing for Revealed replays

Fans are encouraged to stop by the FOX Sports Ohio / SportsTime Ohio set at the Blue Jackets All-Star Winter Park, which will also feature an NHL-sized skating rink and a 34-foot high and 85-foot wide snow slide stretching 175 feet long.


Fans are also encouraged to stop by the FOX Sports Ohio tent at the 2015 NHL Fan Fair™ from Jan. 22-25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The booth will feature an opportunity to take photos with the Jackets broadcasters at the FOX Sports Ohio desk as well as meet and take photos with Cleatus, the giant FOX robot, and the FOX Sports Girls. Fans can also record their own television commercial promoting the Columbus Blue Jackets with the chance it could be selected to run on FOX Sports Ohio!

Tomorrow at 8:00pm, FOX Sports Ohio will replay the Cavs-Lakers game from December 19, 1990

As the Cavs wrap up their west coast road trip, FOX Sports Ohio will take fans back to 1990 when the Cavs hosted the L.A. Lakers at the Richfield Coliseum in an exciting game that resulted in a Cavs win. Don’t miss the re-air of the Cavs-Lakers game from December 19, 1990 tomorrow at 8:00pm on FOX Sports Ohio.

Coached by Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, the Cavs starters were All-Star Brad Daugherty, Larry Nancy, Craig Ehlo, Chucky Brown and Steve Kerr. Nance had 26 points, and both he and Daugherty had 15 rebounds to lead the Cavs to the 84-74 win.

The Lakers started Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and James Worthy along with Sam Perkins, Byron Scott and Vlade Divac. Johnson led with 15 assists.

It all begins tomorrow at 8:00pm on FOX Sports Ohio!


Last night’s Blue Jackets game fourth highest rated game this season | Ratings up 63%

The Blue Jackets 4-2 victory over the Stars last night is the fourth highest rated game so far this season on FOX Sports Ohio.

The game delivered a 1.44 HH rating in Columbus on FOX Sports Ohio, reaching over 13,000 households.

The other top-rated games so far this season:
1.     Dec. 16 @ Red Wings – 2.47 HH
2.     Dec. 13 vs. Penguins – 1.83 HH
3.     Dec. 18 vs. Capitals – 1.65 HH

The Jackets are averaging a 0.88 HH in Columbus on FOX Sports Ohio, up +63% compared to last year’s same-game average.

The Jackets are 18-17-3, fifth place in Metropolitan Division. In their last 15 games, they've gone 12-2-1 for 25 points. The Jackets are six points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second wild card position and eight points behind the Washington Capitals for third place in the Metropolitan Division.


They close out the four-game road trip on Friday in Toronto. Blue Jackets Live pregame is at 7:00pm. Puck drops at 7:30pm.

Go to a hockey game with the FOX Sports Ohio Girls!


Fans can win the chance to go to a hockey game with FOX Sports Ohio Girls with the “Ultimate Hockey Fan Sweepstakes” presented by Wendy’s

COLUMBUS, OH – FOX Sports Ohio is excited to offer fans the chance to go to a hockey game with the FOX Sports Ohio Girls with the “Ultimate Hockey Fan Sweepstakes” presented by Wendy’s.

Now through Friday, January 23, 2015, fans can enter to win the chance for he/she and a guest to go to a hockey game with the FOX Sports Ohio Girls in a loge box, including food and beverage, as well as a FOX Sports Ohio prize pack.

Enter online at FOXSportsOhio.com by following the “Ultimate Hockey Fan Sweepstakes” links.


The winner will be contacted by FOX Sports Ohio on January 27, 2015. All fans 18 and older are eligible to win. The official rules are located on FOXSportsOhio.com.