Sports Media Beat

Sports Media Beat

Sportscaster Dan Lovallo talks about the latest sports media news, from television to radio and beyond and how it plays out on the field.... Show More

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December 12, 2019 10 min

Former major league baseball broadcaster Ken Harrelson has been named the winner of the 2020 Ford C. Frick Award and will enter the broadcasters wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  However, another legendary broadcaster, Marv Albert, could be facing job issues after the end of this NBA season.  Dan Lovallo discusses that and more on the latest Sports Media Beat.

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December 9, 2019 8 min

College football turns out to be a winner for CBS and FOX, the NFL continues to snag steady numbers and Major League Baseball is about to change its paradigm on how it delivers video content. 

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October 17, 2019 6 min

Ratings for the NFL 2019 season continue to climb and conjecture is legalized sports betting is fueling the increase.  Meanwhile, regular season baseball ratings for individual ball clubs show the St. Louis Cardinals leading the way.  But you would be surprised to learn which club's ratings actually took a dip.  And ratings for MLS soccer are up.

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After 46 seasons as the "Voice of the Cincinnati Reds," Marty Brennaman is calling it a career.  On Oct. 11, 2019, the website Ballpark Digest named Brennaman its 2019 MLB Broadcast of the Year.  Plus NFL ratings are up, while the XFL has entered the conversation.  Those are some of the topics discussed in the latest podcast.

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More extensive ratings proved the overnights correct.  Sunday Night Football on NBC continues to set records.  However, numbers also show the Sunday afternoon on CBS did not garner the ratings spike that was first thought.

As baseball's post season begins, MLB has got to be pleased with its initial foray into You Tube.

Plus, will Facebook make a push for the NFL?

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September 30, 2019 7 min

The NFL continues to score big in its television ratings, says Dan Lovallo in the latest Sports Media Beat.  Sunday Night Football on NBC had its best ratings for a week four game in four years.

The end of a television era came for the Chicago Cubs, while Yankees radio voice John Sterling continues to broadcast well into his 80s.

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September 27, 2019 10 min

Hockey on the radio is not dead yet.  After watching one NHL club go to an app only radio broadcast, the thought was other NHL clubs would follow.  The New York Islanders stuck their toe in the water on the concept last season, but as Dan Lovallo points out in his latest Sports Media Beat podcast, the Islanders have found a new radio home.

Also, Dan talks about the latest NFL ratings and ESPN's blueprint to remain rel... Read more

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September 18, 2019 47 sec

This is the premier of the Sports Media Beat and it explains what the podcast is all about.

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September 18, 2019 10 min

CBS knows the importance of the NFL and it wants to hang on to the commodity.

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September 18, 2019 9 min

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is in trouble and golf aces the weekend ratings.

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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

-NFL on FOX

-Super Bowl on BBC

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August 1, 2019 4 min

The "Voice of the Crimson Tide," Eli Gold will receive a prestigious honor come December and a longtime hockey commentator is calling it a career.  Those are some of the topics we discuss in the latest edition of the Sports Media Beat.

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July 26, 2019 5 min

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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June 6, 2019 4 min

The NHL Stanley Cup finals are proving to be a ratings hit on NBC. The Yankees-Red Sox are also a ratings winner but is the NBA getting a bad rap?

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April 23, 2019 5 min

NFL Draft to get major TV coverage

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April 3, 2019 8 min

The AAF suspends operations but does not close up shop.

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March 27, 2019 17 min

Could it be the last weekend of the AAF?

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March 25, 2019 8 min

Tony Romo wants the big dollars

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March 22, 2019 10 min

The NCAA Men's basketball tournament is a slam dunk

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March 14, 2019 13 min

NBC and CBS swap Super Bowls

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