Junk Science Charlatans

  “My truth” is a baseball bat and I’m in the habit of clubbing people over the head with it. As you might’ve guessed, that’s not a particularly good delivery system for sending messages. Understandably, people are usually way too distracted by the “ouch! stop hitting me on the head with a baseball bat!” to even consider the message.   My challenge is two-fold: 1. come up with a better…

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Episode 74: James Andrew Miller

  Opportunity knocked and it seemed like a good way to let people know I’m still alive! We talked about the great “Sex and the City” chapter of Jim’s Origins podcast, about Disney warming the NFL up to make a bid on a rights package for the ABC broadcast network, Amazon sniffing around the Fox RSN’s (or at least the streaming rights for YES Network) and Turner’s Tiger/Phil pay-per-view. Jim…

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Episode 73: Bill Gorman, @TVGrimReaper

Great to have the podcast’s first guest and my friend and fellow TVbytheNumbers co-founder Bill Gorman back on the podcast. We talked CBS’s over the top streaming service CBS AllAccess, Fox broadcast net’s new strategy, digital companies bidding on NFL rights, NFL TV ratings and the new show’s he’s tracking that have the most-frenzied fan bases. Bill on Twitter: @TVGrimReaper  Website: tvgrimreaper.com     https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BG1018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

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Episode 72: Oriana Schwindt, “American Grift” podcast

  When I was very focused on the TV/media scene Oriana Schwindt was one of the best reporters I came across. Oriana has finished her Centerville project and recently launched a new podcast, “American Grift.” We talked about the podcast, the fall broadcast network primetime TV season, sports programming and sports media rights. Oriana on Twitter: @Schwindter Centerville Project: https://medium.com/centerville-usa American Grift podcast: https://www.patreon.com/AmericanGrift or https://overcast.fm/itunes1436782544/american-grift Story on Bloomberg about Andrew Therrien, the…

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Episode 71: Jemele Hill

It was great to finally chat with Jemele Hill. We talked about SC6 and navigating becoming the poster children for both ESPN being too political and ESPN laying people off. We also talked SC6 ratings (Jemele has become a pretty good ratings analyst), about how the parting with ESPN really was amicable (Jemele nearly appeared on Around the Horn on her first Monday as an ex-ESPNer!) and about dealing with…

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Episode 70: Albert “Scooter” Vertino, SVP of Programming for Turner Sports

Ahead of the upcoming NBA season I thought it’d be fun to catch up with Turner Sports’ Scooter Vertino. We talked Yankees/Red Sox, Astros not getting any primetime love in the LDS, Astros/Red Sox ALCS, hiring Candace Parker, 23 years of opening night NBA double headers on TNT, this year’s opening night and the opening week slate. We talked a lot of NBA and we mostly covered topics casual NBA…

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NFL Ratings Update through 2018 week 5

Through 5 weeks, across all networks and TV windows NFL viewership is averaging 15.6 million viewers per minute which is up 3 percent versus the same point in 2017. Here are the Y/Y changes for various demographics:   Demographic NBC FOX CBS ESPN NFLN All Nets Households 2% 2% 6% -3% 2% 3% Total viewers 1% 1% 6% -2% 2% 3% Adults 18-49 -5% -3% 1% -4% -1% -1% Men…

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