Episode 11: Richard Deitsch (@RichardDeitsch) & Eric Jackson (@EricJackson)

A sports media roundtable episode. It was great to have Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch back on the podcast joined by tech and media investor Eric Jackson. New York City was also a vibrant participant on this podcast thanks to Richard. Topics covered: — O.J. Simpson — Heightened interest in the NBA including Summer League ratings, general interest in free agency and Lonzo & LaVar Ball — Report that Fox Sports…

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Episode 10: Ahmed Fareed, Co-Anchor for NBC Sports Bay Area SF Giants Pre/Post-Game Coverage

I had a great time chatting with Ahmed about his new job co-hosting Giants pre and post-game coverage. Topics covered include: — what it’s like to get such a great gig in a season where the Giants are at or around historically bad levels — what it’s like working with a great, but large cast of rotating color analysts on the pre/post game shows — whether the Pacific time zone…

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Episode 9: Aaron Solomon: Producer, ESPN’s ‘Around the Horn’ (@ASolomon6)

  As a long time “Around the Horn” fan it was a lot of fun to chat with Aaron Solomon (@Solomon6 on Twitter) who is the show’s producer. Among the topics discussed: – what’s involved in producing the show, including the daily morning conference calls and show tapings – how panelists get into the rotation and are scheduled — I also asked whether panelists bust Frank Isola’s chops for getting…

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Episode 8: Bonus with Anthony Crupi of Advertising Age (@CrupiCrupiCrupi)

  Happy 4th of  July a day early! Last week I wanted to rush the podcast with Advertising Age’s Anthony Crupi out because Fox had just announced it had signed up for Nielsen’s Out of Home Ratings Measurement service, joining ESPN. So I published a version of the podcast where we went long on out of home measurement and TV rating. But there was some other material, including the fun…

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Episode 7: Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated

A pretty big week of podcasting for me culminates with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch. Topics covered: – The Skip Bayless LeBron-mocking Tweets resulting in Undisputed vs Paw Patrol, Scooby Doo, Columbo, etc. — a quick aside on the “influencer of the influencer” model of public relations — reactions to the “Nobody reads anything over 1,000 words” tweet — reactions to the writers laid off at Fox Sports and what it…

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Episode 6: Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) and Austin Karp (@Austin Karp)

  A sports media round table of sorts with Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand and Austin Karp. Topics covered: – I raved about and plugged SBJ’s “Morning Buzz Podcast” and asked Austin how long that took to put together. – What kind of feedback SBJ got on its fabulous “Going Gray: Sports TV Viewers Skew Older” story that posted increases to the median ages for various leagues/sports. –…

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Episode 5: Anthony Crupi (@CrupiCrupiCrupi), Advertising Age — Out of Home TV Ratings Measurement

  Anthony Crupi has been following the TV biz longer than I have and I’ve enjoyed his consistently great work the whole time I’ve been tracking TV, first when he was at AdWeek and since mid-2014 at Advertising Age. With news breaking this morning (June 26, 2017) that Fox Sports has joined ESPN in signing up for Nielsen’s Out of Home Measurement service, I wanted to rush this podcast out now because…

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ICYMI: I’m podcasting now

  In late April I announced the demise of the original sportstvratings.com experiment where I was posting daily tables of ratings for all of the measured sports networks. I lost the daily data necessary for the tables so that was pretty much that. But almost immediately after that I decided that I didn’t want to eject from the sports media world entirely. I enjoyed my SportsTVRatings experience immensely, and daily…

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