Episode 31: Matt Roberts, D1.Ticker

October 30, 2017

  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…


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

October 26, 2017

“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…


Episode 30: 6 minutes on ESPN/Barstool (John Skipper, get ye a pessimist)

October 24, 2017

Just me doing six and a half minutes on why something that could’ve easily been avoided from ESPN’s perspective was not avoided. https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/JSRamble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS


Episode 29: Bill Gorman, @TVGrimReaper

October 21, 2017

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…


Barstool before the ratings: Dear PFT & Big Cat

October 18, 2017

  Dear PFT & Big Cat, The ratings will be what they will be but I’m rooting for them to be good. Not because I’m rooting for you two but because I’m rooting against nonsense in my Twitter mentions. If the ratings are bad that nonsense will manifest as one of the many variations of “You always hated Barstool!” and/or “You’re obsessed with Barstool!” I don’t hate Barstool and I…


Episode 28: Tas Melas, NBA TV’s “The Starters”

October 17, 2017

With the NBA season kicking off tonight, it was fun to chat with Tas Melas (he’s @TasMelas on Twitter) who’s one of the hosts for Turner Sports & NBA TV’s “The Starters” Topics discussed include: — ‘The Starters’ Origin story — Having fun and doing stuff like “Wedgies” (Video link: https://twitter.com/thestarters/status/862484543546249216?lang=en) — Moving from Toronto, Ontario in Canada to Atlanta, Georgia in the USA — Typical process for producing a show…


Episode 27: Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, ESPN Audio

October 6, 2017

It was great to talk to Traug Keller and learn more about ESPN’s audio business. Topics discussed include: — The 30 for 30 audio podcasts — ESPN Radio — The mix between radio and podcasting/audio on demand — Challenges of getting more Android users listening to podcasts — Radio ratings — Podcast stats — will newly added video on demand versions of studio shows cannibalize podcasts? — 30 for 30…


Episode 26: Anthony Crupi (@CrupiCrupiCrupi) Ad Age

October 3, 2017

Anthony Crupi’s third visit to the podcast was a pretty free-flowing discussion ranging from NFL ratings, advertising spot costs, and Yankees/Twins to out of home viewing and Amazon Prime streaming of NFL games. Crupi on Twitter Crupi on Advertising Age Jeanine Poggi’s 30-second spot cost list on Ad Age   https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Anthony-Crupi-October-3-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS