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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Episode 4: Oriana Schwindt (@Schwindter), former TV/Media reporter now exploring Centerville, USA

From a TV-loving high-schooler who learned about the TV business on the great old “Television Without Pity” message boards to actually writing about TV at TV Guide Magazine and Variety among others…We covered Oriana’s journey to becoming one of the best TV-ratings reporters out there. There’s a Mark Cuban quote that “Nobody ever quit something they’re good at,” but Oriana was not merely good as a TV ratings reporter, she…

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Mailbag: What about Gunsmoke?

  I know you’re not posting daily ratings anymore, but any update on how the sports debate shows are doing versus Gunsmoke? Kristin Ann Arbor, Mi I never tracked that religiously and I have a bad memory. And this is a small sample size (“last week”) but to me it looks like the gap is closing. Is Gunsmoke finally starting to lose steam after 60+ years? Or has cable news…

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How to use Facebook’s mostly-meaningless reach stats and still do some factual ratings reporting

I’m picking on Axios because the first sentence of its Mission Statement is: “We are a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. “ At least in one instance they aren’t coming close. In its reporting of Facebook’s streaming statistics versus the TV numbers, Axios wrote: Parts of fired FBI Director James Comey’s Thursday Senate testimony were seen by 89…

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Mark Cuban: “I’d rather have 16-0” than extra playoff revenue

As the game was winding down on Friday night my friend Bill Gorman (@TVGrimReaper on Twitter) and I were texting back and forth about how the rundowns would look on Monday’s sports talk shows. “Golden State won’t lose the mythical $22 million!,” Bill texted me, referring to Darren Rovell’s story on how much money the Warriors stood to lose if they swept the Cavs. I don’t know whether the $22…

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