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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Episode 69: Anthony Crupi, Ad Age/Phil Orlins, ESPN

  A two-fer podcast: first up is Anthony Crupi: we talk about ESPN+ hitting a million viewers, studio shows on sports nets, out of home viewing and the late national windows on FOX & CBS and how both are bigger than Sunday Night Football and some of Crupi’s gambling picks. After Crupi is a chat with Phil Orlins who heads up MLB production for ESPN. We talked about MLB production…

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Why do Eric Shanks and Charlie Dixon put up with Clay Travis’ race-baiting in return for 0 extra viewers?

Eric Shanks (pictured above) and Charlie Dixon provided the opportunity so I’m running with it. Race-baiting is bad and harmful unless you’re racist and I’ve been using the lousy viewership for FS1’s LOCK IT IN to make that point precisely because Fox Sports rewarded race-baiting clown Clay Travis with a TV show. Some have asked “but why not go after Skip Bayless instead of Clay?”   I have a simple test for…

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Enabling Clay Travis’ race-baiting

Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello – John Lennon & Paul McCartney Federal Express had been “FedEx” for at least a couple of years before I noticed that the empty space between the E and x formed that arrow. Someone had to point it out to me and they did so while…

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