NFL scores big in ratings

The NFL continues to score big in the television ratings in week four of the 2019 season. SNF on NBC scored its best ratings for week four in four years. CBS also did well in the ratings, but FOX took a bit of a drop.

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Hockey on the radio not dead yet

Hockey on the radio is not dead yet, as Dan Lovallo points out in his latest Sports Media Beat podcast. The New York Islanders have found a new radio home, reversing a trend that saw the LA Kings go to an app only broadcast approach in the 2018-19 season.

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Kay worries about voice; Whitaker remembered

New York Yankees television voice Michael Kay is worried about his voice, following vocal cord surgery and Dan remembers sportscaster Jack Whitaker.  Those are some of the topics covered in the latest edition of Sports Media Beat.  Also discussed:

-Marty Brennaman

-Bob Cousy

-Vin Scully

-Billy Packer


-Super Bowl on BBC

Gold, Potvin and more

Eli Gold, the longtime “Voice of the Crimson Tide” will receive a prestigious award in December and an NHL Hall of Fame player and broadcaster for 30 years is calling it a career. Meanwhile, Mina Kimes will get to comment on an NFL game and the Yankees-Red Sox are a ratings hit.

These are some of the topics we cover in the latest Sports Media Beat podcast.

NBC pushes Olympics

NBC is all in on the 2020 Olympics.  Expect 365 days of coverage, leading up to the actual Olympics.  TNT players only broadcast of NBA games is no longer a slam-dunk and NASCAR ratings are showing improvement.

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