The Amount of Laughter on NFL Pre-Game Shows

The Wall Street Journal, in one of their ever-entertaining sports analyses, examined the amount of laughter by the hosts on pre-game NFL shows. Fox comes out on top, with Terry Bradshaw in a class by himself:

The five hosts on Fox’s show—Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson—had a combined laughing time of two minutes, 22 seconds. That’s about 11.6% of the 20 minutes, 27 seconds they were shown on set together. Mr. Bradshaw was easily the laughing leader, going for about 92.4 seconds—including 2.5 seconds at the start of the show before anyone said anything. [emphasis added]