Episode 35: Kevin Wildes, VP of Original Content for NBA Studio Production at ESPN

  Right now is pretty great time for the NBA so it was a great time and a lot of fun to get to know Kevin Wildes a little bit. Kevin heads up the group that produces the “NBA Countdown” pregame and postgame shows, Rachel Nichols’ “The Jump” and “SportsNation” Topics discussed — Three women host an NBA studio show… — How fun the on and off-court NBA action is…

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Episode 34: Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated

Always a pleasure to talk to Richard Deitsch who was back on the podcast for the fourth time after a somewhat prolonged absence. Topics discussed include: — Podcasting! When it comes to podcasting Richard faces some constraints that Geno Auriemma                doesn’t (Geno was the guest on the latest episode of Richard’s podcast). I was curious about how            that…

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Episode 33: Matt Sarzyniak, mattsarzsports.com

  Was a pleasure to chat with all-around good guy Matt Sarzyniak who has been showing off his programming skills to compile TV listings grids for college football and men’s college basketball since 2005 (!). Topics discussed include: — how Matt launched his site/twitter feed — how Matt maintains the site — discussion on how the college football schedules are formulated and released — discussion on the men’s basketball TV…

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Episode 32: Kevin Draper, New York Times

  If you’re a subscriber to this podcast odds are good that you’re a sports media enthusiast so you’re probably very familiar with Kevin Draper’s work at Deadspin and now at the New York Times. So it was a real treat for me to finally talk to Kevin and it won’t be the last time — he’s really good talking about the sports media topics. Apologies in advance: there were…

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Episode 31: Matt Roberts, D1.Ticker

  Matt Roberts has been quietly building a news and information business serving the needs of college athletics administration. The D1.Ticker, a daily curated newsletter serving Division 1 schools, is now in its 5th year. There’s also a D2 ticker serving Division 2 schools and a new service targeting Division 3 schools is 9 months old. In addition to that there’s the 1Question podcast which I highly recommend for those…

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Median Age: What it is, how it’s calculated and why it’s useful

“Median age” does NOT mean the average age, it means the midpoint age where half of the viewers are older than that age and half of the viewers are younger. But how do they know how old the people watching were!? Nielsen’s national ratings panel includes around 40,000 homes and 100,000 people. Nielsen’s goal is to match its panel proportionately to the overall population. But to do this, they have…

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Episode 29: Bill Gorman, @TVGrimReaper

Bill Gorman, my friend, fellow TVbytheNumbers and first ever guest on this podcast is back on the podcast. Topics include: — Bill’s thoughts on Highly Questionable & Bomani Jones — ¿Si o no?: Katie Nolan — Loving to hate the players more than loving the game — Everyone I know watches NFL via RedZone/Nobody I know watches ‘Big Bang Theory” — Loving Tony Romo — Bill’s upcoming trip to Antartica…

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