Episode 52: Jon Lewis, sportsmediawatch.com

March 24, 2018

Was great to talk to Jon Lewis about Indy Car leaving ABC for NBC, NCAA tournament ratings and potentially good finals matches still in play, NBA ratings, the new Sunday Night Baseball booth, Monday Night & Thursday night football booths, NFL ratings, the AAF and ESPN’s “Dominant 20” and ratings predictions for Saturday’s “Elite 8” round games of the NCAA tournament. Jon on the Internet: Twitter: @Paulsen_SMW sportsmediawatch.com https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/John-Lewis.mp3Podcast: Play…


Episode 51: Eric Jackson on ESPN’s new president

March 6, 2018

On March 5, 2018 ESPN announced it had hired Disney exec Jimmy Pitaro as president of ESPN. On March 6, 2018 I talked to Eric Jackson, who is founder and president of EMJ Capital about the hire. Eric is a big investor in the tech and media sectors and very bullish on Disney and on the hire. We also talked ESPN’s upcoming ESPN+ streaming service, what an ESPN eSports initiative…


Episode 50: Winter Olympics Ratings

March 1, 2018

  No guests for this one. A quick, less than 7-minute podcast discussing the Winter Olympics Ratings from PyeongChang on NBC. Here are the numbers versus Sochi in 2014 via NBC Sports: WINTER OLYMPICS PRIMETIME TOTAL AUDIENCE DELIVERY PYC 2018 Sochi 2014** PYC 2018 Sochi 2014** Day Viewership Viewership HH Rating HH Rating Opening Thur. 17.2 million 20.0 million 9.7 rating 11.3 rating First Fri.* 28.3 million 31.7 million 14.9…