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In Focus is Comcast Spotlight’s blog dedicated to addressing the issues that impact your business and clients. It’s a forum to hear and share different perspectives on topics including interactive television, industry research and trends, how to reach your customers, upcoming programming highlights and other industry news.
  • October Brings Scary Good Advertising Opportunities as Halloween and Fall Approach

    Submitted by Brian Harder

    Sep 13, 2017 - 09:12

    (All Times Eastern) - The smell of fall is in the air.  The leaves are raked and the garden is put to sleep for the season.  Summer chores and summer fun (sniff) are coming to an end.  It’s time to grab your sweetie or your kids, maybe your pet or your favorite blanket and get ready to cozy up with these new and returning cable shows for October.  And while you enjoy your favorites, take comfort in the fact that your advertising is reaching others doing the same thing.

  • Automotive Industry Insights: Go Where the Car Buyers Are

    Submitted by Andrew Matero

    Sep 11, 2017 - 10:45

    When auto intenders kick into high gear searching for their next vehicle, there isn’t a source of information they will turn away. Whether it's reviews, consumer reports, or general internet browsing, this audience does their research online before making purchase decisions. Xfinity.com (and My.Xfinity.com) provides all of the necessary components to keep your brand top of mind for auto intenders.  In fact, Xfinity.com households are 69% more likely to visit an auto website than t

  • Insurance Industry Insights: Finding New Customers

    Submitted by Stark Townend

    Aug 28, 2017 - 10:41

    Marketers know that their consumers are accustomed to an abundance of choices. Coupled with the shortage of time in their day, consumer have the power to choose where they spend time online. Consumers interested in home, auto, and life insurance products are savvy and typically know what they’re looking for, but want the best bang for their buck. Moreover, they never completely turn off the part of the brain that wants to ensure they’re protected in the event of a disaster.  Wherever

  • Finance Industry Insights: Where the Elusive Audience is

    Submitted by Stark Townend

    Aug 17, 2017 - 12:15

    These days, audiences are accustomed to two things: 1) an abundance of choice and 2) a shortage of time in their day.  They have the power to selectively choose the web destinations they view, seeking to be entertained or informed, and in the best cases, both.  In a sea of information and content, only a handful of truly dynamic sites can capture individuals’ already strained attention spans.  Those that do are worth their weight in gold. Audiences interested in financial new

  • As Summer Comes to a Close, Your September Advertising Opportunities are Staying Hot

    Submitted by Brian Harder

    Aug 15, 2017 - 10:29

    Ah, September.  Labor Day has signaled the unofficial end of summer, kids are back in school, cooler temps start to prevail and days seem shorter.  So it’s a good thing cable TV has lots of hot programming to offer as we head into the fall to help you forget about the lost days of summer.  And with the variety of programming out there, you’ll find lots of different viewers tuning in to watch their favorites and will see your ads. So let’s take a look at what September has to

Wrap it up: Cable Finishes the Year in Style

Submitted by Chris Ellis

November 16, 2016 - 08:57

The signs of the end of the year nearing are unmistakable: sunset comes earlier, trees are quickly dropping their leaves, and the shift from pumpkin spice to peppermint…well, everything….is underway in the stores. December will be here soon, and as always, it provides many outstanding opportunities for businesses of all type to connect with consumers.

We’ll kick things off with a holiday tradition in a (somewhat) new place: ABC Family changed its identity to Freeform at the start of the year, and along with the many new and returning shows that accompanied the new name, the fan-favorite 25 Days of Christmas programming block carried over. This year, it all begins on December 1 at 3:30 p.m. (all times Eastern) with Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Year Without a Santa Claus, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas and Rudolph’s Shiny New Year. Other holiday and family specials airing throughout the month include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Polar Express, Elf, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Arthur Christmas, The Santa Clause, Jingle all the Way, Snow Buddies, the Toy Story trilogy (and Toy Story that Time Forgot) and many more. It all wraps up Christmas night with encores of Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Scrooged (probably best for after the little ones have gone to sleep). For many families, it’s a treasured tradition, and offers marketers a great way to connect with consumers.

Continuing the festive spirit, Hallmark Channel continues its tradition of original holiday-themed movies. First up, A Dream of Christmas on December 3 at 8 p.m., a woman wishing she were single again wakes up to find that is her reality, but not necessarily what she really wants. Then, it’s Looks Like Christmas on December 4 at 8 p.m., as a single mother and new-in-town single father get into a (friendly) rivalry over producing a school’s Christmas show.

Taking a brief break from the movies, on December 5, Hallmark presents coverage of the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, with performances by Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson and Yolanda Adams. Then, December 10 at 8 p.m. brings A Nutcracker Christmas, as a ballerina who once lost her dream role after a family tragedy learns her niece may have the same opportunity she once had. The next night at 8 p.m., Love You Like Christmas finds a corporate executive on a road trip sidetracked by car trouble in a small town during the holidays.

My Christmas Love debuts December 17 at 8 p.m., as a woman begins receiving the gifts from the “12 Days of Christmas”—anonymously. December 18 at 8 p.m. brings viewers Sleigh Bells Ring, as a parade organizer finds a donated sleigh may have very special powers. And on Christmas night at 8 p.m., When Calls the Heart Christmas brings the popular series back with a special holiday movie

On VH1, it’s the return of the divas, as in the Divas concert, on December 5 at 9 p.m. It’s been four years since the last concert, which has historically honored musical legends—like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. In fact, Carey will be among the headline performers this year, alongside Patti LaBelle, for the concert, dubbed Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night

Speaking of Mariah Carey, she’s at the center of a new series on E!, Mariah’s World, premiering December 4 at 9 p.m. The show follows her as she begins a concert tour while also managing plans for her wedding.

One week later, it may be divas of a different type, as America’s Next Top Model makes its VH1 debut for its 23rd cycle December 12 at 10 p.m. New host Rita Ora is joined by new judges Ashley Graham, Drew Elliott and Law Roach.

Many people think of “awards season” as getting underway in January, but it really kicks off in December with the Critics’ Choice Awards, airing live on A&E December 11 at 8 p.m. (5 p.m. PT). (Actually, it gets underway with a red carpet special an hour earlier, but who’s counting?) T.J. Miller hosts the awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in film and television.

History pushes competitors in its new unscripted series to the limits of human endurance. Debuting December 15 at 10 p.m., The Selection: Special Operations Experiment puts 30 men and women with no military experience through a training program led by veterans of the Navy SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers. What’s interesting about the series is that it’s not a competition: there are no prizes apart from the satisfaction of being able to complete the challenging program.

Bravo has something special cooking for December: a new season of Top Chef, debuting December 1 at 10 p.m. Charleston, South Carolina, is the venue for this season, pitting eight past contestants against eight newcomers. 

On Oxygen, it’s competition with a twist: The Battle of the Ex-Besties premieres December 6 at 11 p.m. Teams of former best friends find themselves tasked with working together and burying the proverbial hatchet in order to claim a $100,000 prize.

Jumping over to sports front, it’s a busy month as college football bowl season arrives and college basketball action gets going in earnest—and then you have all of the pros with the NFL, NBA and NHL all in action.

 

College Football

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Dec. 2

7 p.m.

MAC championship from Detroit

ESPN2

Dec. 3

12 p.m.

Big 12 game TBD

FS1

 

3:30 p.m.

Big 12 game TBD

FS1

 

4 p.m.

SWAC championship game from Houston

 

 

7:30, 7:45 or 8 p.m.

Mountain West Conference championship or ACC championship from Charlotte

ESPN or ESPN2

 

TBD

Conference USA championship

ESPN or ESPN2

Dec. 17

2 p.m.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

ESPN

 

5:30 p.m.

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

ESPN

 

9 p.m.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 19

2:30 p.m.

Miami Beach Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 20

7 p.m.

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 21

9 p.m.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 22

7 p.m.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 23

1 p.m.

Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl

ESPN

 

4:30 p.m.

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

ESPN

 

8 p.m.

GoDaddy Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 24

8 p.m.

Hawaii Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 26

11 a.m.

St. Petersburg Bowl

ESPN

 

2:30 p.m.

Quick Lane Bowl

ESPN

 

5 p.m.

Camping World Independence Bowl

ESPN2

Dec. 27

12 p.m.

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

ESPN

 

3:30 p.m.

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

ESPN

 

7 p.m.

Holiday Bowl

ESPN

 

10:15 p.m.

Cactus Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 28

2 p.m.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

ESPN

 

5:30 p.m.

Russell Athletic Bowl

ESPN

 

9 p.m.

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

ESPN

 

Dec. 29

2 p.m.

Birmingham Bowl

ESPN

 

5:30 p.m.

Belk Bowl

ESPN

 

9 p.m.

Valero Alamo Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 30

12 p.m.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

ESPN

 

3:30 p.m.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

ESPN

 

8 p.m.

Capital One Orange Bowl

ESPN

Dec. 31

11 a.m.

TaxSlayer Bowl

ESPN

 

3 or 7 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

ESPN

 

3 or 7 p.m.

Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

ESPN

Jan. 2

1 p.m.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

ESPN

 

5 p.m.

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

ESPN

 

8:30 p.m.

Allstate Sugar Bowl

ESPN

Jan. 9

9 p.m.

College Football Playoff National Championship from Tampa

ESPN

 

NFL

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Dec. 1

8:25 p.m.

Dallas at Minnesota

NFL Network

Dec. 5

8:15 p.m.

Indianapolis at New York Jets

ESPN

Dec. 8

8:25 p.m.

Oakland at Kansas City

NFL Network

Dec. 12

8:15 p.m.

Baltimore at New England

ESPN

Dec. 15

8:25 p.m.

Los Angeles at Seattle

NFL Network

Dec. 17
(Sat.)

8:25 p.m.

Miami at New York Jets

NFL Network

Dec. 19

8:15 p.m.

Carolina at Washington

ESPN

Dec. 22

8:25 p.m.

New York Giants at Philadelphia

NFL Network

Dec. 24
(Sat.)

8:25 p.m.

Cincinnati at Houston

NFL Network

Dec. 25
(Sun.)

4:30 p.m.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh

 

Dec. 26

8:15 p.m.

Detroit at Dallas

ESPN

 

College Basketball

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Dec. 3

1 p.m.

Saint Joseph’s at Villanova

CBSSN

 

3 p.m.

Hoophall Miami Invitational: VCU vs. Illinois

CBSSN

 

5 p.m.

Wichita State at Colorado State

CBSSN

Dec. 1

7 p.m.

Columbia at Seton Hall

FS1

 

9 p.m.

Cincinnati at Iowa State

ESPN

 

9 p.m.

Oregon State at Mississippi State

ESPNU

Dec. 2

8 p.m.

St. John’s at Tulane

ESPNEWS

 

9:30 p.m.

Alabama at Texas

ESPNU

Dec. 3

12 p.m.

Wake Forest at Richmond

ESPNU

 

2 p.m.

West Virginia at Virginia

ESPNU

 

3:30 p.m.

Stanford at Kansas

ESPN

 

3:30 p.m.

Xavier at Baylor

ESPN2

 

5:30 p.m.

Hoophall LA Invitational: Gonzaga at Arizona (from Los Angeles)

ESPN

 

5:30 p.m.

Maine at Duke

ESPN2

 

8 p.m.

Hoophall LA Invitational: BYU at USC (from Los Angeles)

ESPNU

Dec. 4

1:30 p.m.

Elon at Georgetown

FS1

 

2 p.m.

Marquette at Georgia

ESPNU

 

4 p.m.

BB&T Classic: George Washington vs. Florida State

CBSSN

 

4 p.m.

Jimmy V Women’s Classic: UConn vs. Texas

(from Uncasville, Conn.)—Women

ESPN

 

4 p.m.

Southeast Missouri State at Indiana

ESPNU

 

8 p.m.

Bowling Green at Cincinnati

ESPNU

Dec. 5

6:30 p.m.

Cal State Northridge at St. John’s

FS1

 

7 p.m.

Syracuse at UConn

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Stetson at Iowa

ESPNU

Dec. 6

7 p.m.

Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona: Purdue at Arizona State (from New York)

ESPN

 

7 p.m.

Villanova at La Salle

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Youngstown State at Michigan State

ESPNU

 

7 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Invitational: Princeton vs. Cal

FS1

 

7:30 p.m.

Fresno State at Marquette

CBSSN

 

9 p.m.

Texas at Michigan

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Fort Wayne at Notre Dame

ESPNU

 

9:30 p.m.

Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona: Florida at Duke (New York)

ESPN

 

9:30 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Invitational: Seton Hall vs. Hawaii

FS1

Dec. 7

7 p.m.

UConn at Notre Dame—Women

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Georgia Tech at VCU

ESPNU

 

7 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Invitational: Seton Hall vs. Cal

FS1

 

7:30 p.m.

George Washington at Temple

CBSSN

 

8 p.m.

TCU at SMU

ESPNEWS

 

9 p.m.

Davidson at North Carolina

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Howard at Maryland

ESPNU

 

9:30 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Invitational: Princeton vs. Hawaii

FS1

 

11 p.m.

Washington at Gonzaga

ESPN2

Dec. 8

6:30 p.m.

Fordham at St. John’s

FS1

 

7:30 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee

CBSSN

 

8 p.m.

Iowa State at Iowa

ESPN2

 

8:30 p.m.

Texas A&M at TCU

FS1

 

9 p.m.

Nicholls at Florida State

ESPNU

Dec. 10

11:30 a.m.

Hoophall Miami Invitational: Temple vs. DePaul (from Miami)

ESPNU

 

12 p.m.

Arizona at Missouri

ESPN2

 

12 p.m.

UMass at Providence

FS1

 

1:30 p.m.

Rhode Island at Houston

ESPNU

 

2 p.m.

Never Forget Tribute Classic: Penn State vs. Pittsburgh (from Newark, NJ)

CBSSN

 

2 p.m.

Hoophall Miami Invitational: La Salle vs. Georgetown (from Miami)

ESPN2

 

2 p.m.

Wisconsin at Marquette

FS1

 

3:15 p.m.

Nebraska at Kansas

ESPN

 

4 p.m.

Wichita State at Oklahoma

ESPN2

 

4:30 p.m.

Cincinnati at Butler

FS1

 

5:00 p.m.

Oklahoma State at Tulsa

CBSSN

 

5:15 p.m.

#NeonHoops Showcase: Duke vs. UNLV (from Las Vegas)

ESPN

 

6 p.m.

Long Beach State at Texas

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Arizona State at San Diego State

CBSSN

 

8 p.m.

Michigan at UCLA

ESPN2

 

10 p.m.

Colorado at Brigham Young

ESPN2

Dec. 11

12 p.m.

Ole Miss at Virginia Tech

ESPNU

 

12 p.m.

LIU Brooklyn at St. John’s

FS1

 

2 p.m.

UConn at K-State—Women

FS1

 

3 p.m.

Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival: Hofstra at Kentucky (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

ESPN

 

4 p.m.

Florida at Florida State

ESPNU

 

4:30 p.m.

Tennessee at Texas

FS1

 

5 p.m.

Tennessee at North Carolina

ESPN

 

6 p.m.

Alabama at Oregon

ESPNU

Dec. 12

7 p.m.

Jacksonville State at Maryland

ESPNU

Dec. 13

7 p.m.

South Carolina State at Clemson

ESPNU

 

7 p.m.

Temple at Villanova

FS1

Dec. 14

7 p.m.

Southern at Baylor

ESPNU

 

8 p.m.

UIC at DePaul

FS1

 

9 p.m.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Oklahoma State

ESPNU

 

11 p.m.

Grand Canyon at Arizona

ESPNU

Dec. 15

7 p.m.

Appalachian State at NC State

ESPNU

 

9 p.m.

DePaul at Temple—Women

ESPNU

Dec. 17

12 p.m.

Georgetown at Syracuse

ESPN

 

12 p.m.

Lone Star Shootout: Texas A&M at Arizona (from Houston)

ESPN2

 

12 p.m.

Wagner at Providence

FS1

 

12:30 p.m.

Texas Tech at Richmond

ESPNU

 

1 p.m.

South Carolina at USF

CBSSN

 

2 p.m.

Crossroads Classic: Notre Dame vs. Purdue (from Indianapolis)

ESPN2

 

2 p.m.

Southeast Missouri State at DePaul

FS1

 

2:30 p.m.

Lone Star Shootout: Arkansas at Texas (from Houston)

ESPNU

 

3 p.m.

Kansas State at Colorado State

CBSSN

 

4:30 p.m.

Robert Morris at Virginia

ESPNU

 

7 p.m.

Davidson vs. Kansas (from Kansas City, Mo.)

ESPN2

 

8 p.m.

Wake Forest at Xavier

FS1

 

11 p.m.

UNLV at Oregon

ESPN2

Dec. 18

11 a.m.

Penn State vs. St. John’s

FS1

 

12 p.m.

Miami (Ohio) at Central Florida

ESPNU

 

2 p.m.

UCLA at South Carolina—Women

ESPN2

 

2 p.m.

Gardner-Webb at Nebraska

ESPNU

 

4 p.m.

Gonzaga at Tennessee

ESPN2

 

4 p.m.

Clemson at Alabama

ESPNU

 

6 p.m.

Texas Southern at TCU

ESPNU

Dec. 19

7 p.m.

Ohio State at UConn—Women

CBSSN

 

7 p.m.

Tennessee State at Duke

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Eastern Michigan at Syracuse

ESPNU

 

7 p.m.

St. Francis (PA) at Marquette

FS1

 

9 p.m.

Colorado at Air Force

CBSSN

 

9 p.m.

Stanford at SMU

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Southern Miss at Mississippi State

ESPNU

 

9 p.m.

Chicago at DePaul

FS1

Dec. 20

6:30 p.m.

Eastern Washington at Xavier

FS1

Dec. 20

7 p.m.

Charlotte at Maryland

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Georgia at Georgia Tech

ESPNU

 

8:30 p.m.

Maine at Providence

FS1

 

9 p.m.

Creighton at Arizona State

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Charleston Southern at Virginia Tech

ESPNU

Dec. 21

6 p.m.

2016 Birthday of Basketball Classic: Boston College vs. Fairfield

CBSSN

 

6 p.m.

Elon at Duke

ESPN2

 

6:30 p.m.

American at Villanova

FS1

 

7 p.m.

Kentucky at Louisville

ESPN

 

7 p.m.

Missouri at Illinois

ESPNU

 

8 p.m.

Northern Iowa at North Carolina

ESPN2

 

8:30 p.m.

2016 Birthday of Basketball Classic: Oklahoma vs. Auburn

CBSSN

 

8:30 p.m.

SIU-Edwardsville at Marquette

FS1

 

9 p.m.

Clemson at South Carolina

ESPNU

 

10 p.m.

Virginia at California

ESPN2

 

11 p.m.

Kent State at Oregon State

ESPNU

Dec. 22

4:30 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic Quarterfinal: Tulsa vs. Stephen F. Austin (from Honolulu)

ESPNU

 

6:30 p.m.

UNC Greensboro at Georgetown

FS1

 

7 p.m.

Marshall at Cincinnati

CBSSN

 

7 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic quarterfinal: San Diego State vs. Southern Miss (from Honolulu)

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Yale at Temple

ESPNU

 

8:30 p.m.

Wyoming vs. DePaul

FS1

 

9 p.m.

Kansas at UNLV

CBSSN

 

9 p.m.

UNC Asheville at Ohio State

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

LSU at Wake Forest

ESPNU

 

11 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic quarterfinal: San Francisco vs. Utah (from Honolulu)

ESPNU

 

11 p.m.

Las Vegas Classic: USC vs. Missouri State

FS1

Dec. 23

1:30 a.m.

Diamond Head Classic quarterfinal: Illinois State vs. Hawaii (from Honolulu)

ESPN2

 

2:30 p.m.

Auburn at UConn

ESPN2

 

4:30 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic Semifinal (from Honolulu)

ESPN2

 

6:30 p.m.

Rutgers at Seton Hall

FS1

 

8 p.m.

Harvard at Houston

ESPN2

 

8:30 p.m.

Las Vegas Classic: 3rd-place game

FS1

 

10 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic Semifinal (from Honolulu)

ESPN2

 

11 p.m.

Las Vegas Classic championship

FS1

Dec. 24

12:30 a.m.

Diamond Head Classic Consolation (from Honolulu)

ESPNU

Dec. 25

12:30 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic 7th-place (from Honolulu)

ESPNU

 

3:30 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic 5th-place (from Honolulu)

ESPNU

 

6 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic 3rd-place (from Honolulu)

ESPN2

 

8:30 p.m.

Diamond Head Classic championship (from Honolulu)

ESPN2

Dec. 27

3 p.m.

Northwestern at Penn State

ESPN2

 

5 p.m.

Illinois at Maryland

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Rutgers at Wisconsin

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Kent State at Texas

ESPNU

 

9 p.m.

Michigan State at Minnesota

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

SMU at Memphis

ESPNU

Dec. 28

3 p.m.

Houston at UConn

ESPN2

 

5 p.m.

Wake Forest at Florida State

ESPN2

 

5 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Memphis—Women

ESPNU

 

6:30 p.m.

DePaul at Villanova

FS1

 

7 p.m.

Virginia at Louisville

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

USF at East Carolina

ESPNEWS

 

7 p.m.

Monmouth at North Carolina

ESPNU

 

8:30 p.m.

Georgetown at Marquette

FS1

 

9 p.m.

UCLA at Oregon

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Cincinnati at Temple

ESPNU

 

11 p.m.

UNLV at Colorado State

or Fresno State at New Mexico

ESPNU

Dec. 29

6 p.m.

UConn at Maryland—Women

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Georgia at Auburn

ESPNU

 

7 p.m.

Butler at St. John’s

FS1

 

8 p.m.

Kentucky at Ole Miss

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Vanderbilt at LSU

ESPNU

 

11 p.m.

Saint Mary’s at Loyola Marymount

ESPNU

Dec. 30

4 p.m.

West Virginia at Oklahoma State

ESPN2

 

5 p.m.

Valparaiso at UIC

ESPNU

 

6 p.m.

La Salle at Dayton

CBSSN

 

6 p.m.

Texas Tech at Iowa State

ESPNEWS

 

7 p.m.

Baylor at Oklahoma

ESPN2

 

8 p.m.

VCU at George Mason

CBSSN

 

8 p.m.

Texas at Kansas State

ESPNEWS

 

9 p.m.

Kansas at TCU

ESPN2

 

10 p.m.

USC at Oregon

FS1

 

11 p.m.

Arizona at California

ESPN2

Dec. 31

11 a.m.

Xavier at Georgetown

FS1

 

12 p.m.

Tennessee State at Murray State

CBSSN

 

12 p.m.

Duke at Virginia Tech

ESPN2

 

12 p.m.

Houston at USF

ESPNU

 

1 p.m.

Villanova at Creighton

FS1

 

2 p.m.

UConn at Tulsa

CBSSN

 

2 p.m.

Florida State at Virginia

ESPNU

 

4 p.m.

Temple at Central Florida

ESPNU

 

 

NBA

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Dec. 1

8 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland

TNT

 

10:30 p.m.

Houston at Golden State

TNT

Dec. 2

8 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago

ESPN

 

10:30 p.m.

Houston at Denver

ESPN

Dec. 7

8 p.m.

Cleveland at New York

ESPN

 

10:30 p.m.

Golden State at Los Angeles Clippers

ESPN

Dec. 8

7 p.m.

Minnesota at Toronto

TNTY

 

9:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Chicago

TNT

Dec. 9

8 p.m.

Houston at Oklahoma City

ESPN

 

10:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Los Angeles Lakers

ESPN

Dec. 13

8 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago

ESPN

 

10:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Portland

ESPN

Dec. 14

7 p.m.

Indiana at Miami

ESPN

 

9:30 p.m.

Boson at San Antonio

ESPN

Dec. 15

8 p.m.

Chicago at Milwaukee

TNT

 

10:30 p.m.

New York at Golden State

TNT

Dec. 16

8 p.m.

Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia

ESPN

 

10:30 p.m.

Dallas at Utah

ESPN

Dec. 22

8 p.m.

Boston at Indiana

TNT

 

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Los Angeles Clippers

TNT

Dec. 25

12 p.m.

Boston at New York

ESPN

 

8 p.m.

Minnesota at Oklahoma City

ESPN

 

10:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers

ESPN

Dec. 29

8 p.m.

Boston at Cleveland

TNT

 

10:30 p.m.

Dallas at Los Angeles Lakers

TNT

 

NHL

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Dec. 7

8 p.m.

Boston at Washington

NBCSN

Dec. 13

7 p.m.

Chicago at New York Rangers

NBCSN

Dec. 14

7:30 p.m.

Boston at Pittsburgh

NBCSN

 

10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Colorado

NBCSN

Dec. 16

7 p.m.

Los Angeles at Pittsburgh

NBCSN

Dec. 21

8 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia

NBCSN

Dec. 28

8 p.m.

Philadelphia at St. Louis

NBCSN

Dec. 29

7 p.m.

New Jersey at Washington

NBCSN

 

That carries us through the end of 2016; in a few weeks, we’ll take a look at how cable is ringing in 2017, helping businesses like yours get the new year off on the right foot. Until then, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

 

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