More changes at 98.7 “The Fan”, evening host Todd Wright is apparently out at the FM sports talker. He tweeted the following Monday: “Thanks to @987TheFan for allowing me to launch the station. Good people like @CommishOnline , @Monika987thefan & @RBIrich take it from here.”
Nanci “Sports Babe” Donnellan will move from overnights to Wright’s 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. time slot for the time being.
I’d look for Todd Wright to re-enter national radio somewhere. He never seemed to feel comfortable at “The Fan” since it debuted last August.
CBS Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the Baltimore Raven’s 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers’ on Sunday, was watched by a Nielsen estimated average of 108.41 million viewers, making it the third most-watched program in television history trailing only Super Bowl XLVI - 111.3 million and Super Bowl XLV – 111.0 million.
The game was watched in all-or-part by a record 164.1 million viewers, up 3% from last year’s 159.2 million for Super Bowl XLVI (N.Y. Giants-New England). The previous high was 2011’s 162.9 million for the Green Packers-Pittsburgh Steelers game.
Sunday night’s Super Bowl peaked at a 50.7 rating with a 73 share and an average of 113.92 million viewers between 10:30-10:47 p.m.
Broadcaster Dennis Wholey, host of PBS’ “This Is America” joined Don Henderson and myself on “Sports Talk” Monday night to talk about the Super Bowl and his new book on football, “The Chance of a Lifetime”. Click here to listen to the podcast.