SPORTS MEDIA BEAT
NFL preseason reduced and no Marv
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.
Among the topics discussed in the podcast:
- NFL overnight ratings score big
- College football ratings steady
- Cubs and White Sox games end on WGN-TV
- John Sterling does Q&A with the Athletic
- Rockies extend TV deal
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.
Topics discussed in this podcast:
- Islanders find new radio home
- Ratings slip a bit for Sunday Night Football Browns’ game
- CBS gains big time with NFL ratings
- ESPN to make exclusive programs for Facebook Watch
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:
-NFL on FOX
-Super Bowl on BBC
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.
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