Episode 7: Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated

June 30, 2017

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)

June 26, 2017

  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

June 26, 2017

  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

June 22, 2017

  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

June 20, 2017

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?

June 15, 2017

  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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Episode 3: Jonathan Tannenwald, Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com – @TheGoalKeeper/@JTannenwald

June 13, 2017

After knowing Jonathan on social media for a couple of years it was a lot of fun to finally get to talk with him. We covered how he got into sports journalism, what he’s up to at the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philly.com. We also talked a lot about soccer and quite a bit about soccer ratings, including a ratings project Jonathan’s undertaking to provide a list of the most-watched soccer…

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

June 12, 2017

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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