LeBron James thinks like an owner, not a salaried employee

LeBron James’ comments on Tuesday about KD going to the Warriors mostly focused on LeBron thinking it was great for the league and “Look at the ratings!”  I’m not complaining about that focus! But as an off topic aside: the thing that really got my attention is that LeBron already thinks like an owner and not a salaried employee. Some of you will think “big deal!” and if you think…

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Episode 2: Derek Volner (@DerekVolner), Manager @ESPNPR for College Sports/Ratings Junkie

Had a great chat with Derek about his career so far, what a typical week during the college football season looks like for him, things that bug him about how TV ratings are covered and the annual “College Hockey Talk with John Buccigross & Barry Melrose” event Derek has been putting on during the Frozen Four Hockey tournament. As for ratings, the junkies should love it. We go inside the inside…

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Episode 1: Bill Gorman, TV by the Numbers co-founder, former @TheCancelBear and current @TVGrimReaper

For my first podcast I interview my friend and fellow TVBTN co-founder Bill Gorman about the Renew/Cancel Index for broadcast network scripted shows and his experiences as the Webby Award-winning @TheCancelBear on Twitter and  now as @TVGrimReaper on Twitter. Somewhere in there we spend some time talking about ESPN. After the interview, I take some shots at Clay Travis, Jason Whitlock and Deep Root Analytics for being irresponsible with numbers….

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Introducing the “World’s Fastest-Growing Sports Media Podcast with @SportsTVRatings”

The first formal one-on-one style podcast will hopefully be posted on Tuesday or Wednesday (May 30 or 31, 2017). Here’s a brief podcast introducing the podcast so I can start figuring out how much pain will be involved getting into Apple Podcasts & Google. If you want to listen on your Amazon Echo you’re probably going to be out of luck, at least if you want to play it via…

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On SC6 and giving Jamie Horowitz due credit

Why? Picture an editorial cartoon. It’d be a bunch of wine barrels representing different issues ailing ESPN’s SportsCenter franchise. Some of the barrels are in decent shape, SC6 is one of the barrels that actually is in decent shape ratings-wise. But oh man, there’s wine literally gushing out of some of the other barrels! In the cartoon dozens of inspectors are inspecting the SC6 barrel. Nobody is paying any attention to any of the…

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What’s next?

I thought I did a pretty good job communicating that I wouldn’t be posting the daily cable viewership tables anymore. But I got a lot of feedback that leads me to believe I did a horrible job of communicating why. I also did a trash job of communicating what’s next but in my defense that’s because I wasn’t really sure. Table cessation explanation I had a very particular web experiment going….

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Be Useful

I was in the midst of composing both the “So long and thanks for all the fish!” post and an e-mail to Deitsch explaining that despite the announcement I’d still find a way to take care of him with his Ben & Jerry-ized Skip Bayless tweets if I could*. *Too many intelligent people have spent way too much time pondering why Deitsch does those tweets. Quibble over why he started…

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