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Sports Media Beat

19 EpisodesProduced by Dan LovalloWebsite

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

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NFL ratings continue climb

October 18th, 2019

6:52

Ratings for the NFL 2019 season continue to climb and conjecture is legalized sports betting is fueling the increase.  Meanwhile, regular season …

Brennaman honored as MLB broadcaster of year

October 12th, 2019

6:29

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 …

NFL Sunday sets record, baseball scores on YT

October 4th, 2019

8:48

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 …

NFL scores big in ratings

October 1st, 2019

7:01

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 …

Hockey on the radio not dead yet

September 27th, 2019

10:23

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. …

Premier of Sports Media Beat

September 18th, 2019

0:47

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

CBS wants to hold on to NFL

September 18th, 2019

10:03

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

Kraft in trouble and golf aces ratings

September 18th, 2019

9:39

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

Kay worries about voice; Whitaker remembered

August 22nd, 2019

5:30

New York Yankees television voice Michael Kay is worried about his voice, following vocal cord surgery and Dan remembers sportscaster Jack Whitaker. …

Gold to be honored, Potvin retires

August 1st, 2019

4:30

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. …

NBC pushes Olympics

July 26th, 2019

5:44

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.

NHL a hit on NBC

June 6th, 2019

4:28

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?

NFL Draft Takes Center Stage

April 23rd, 2019

5:15

NFL Draft to get major TV coverage

AAF suspends operations

April 4th, 2019

8:21

The AAF suspends operations but does not close up shop.

AAF could fold

March 28th, 2019

17:01

Could it be the last weekend of the AAF?

Romo wants the big bucks

March 26th, 2019

8:51

Tony Romo wants the big dollars

NCAA Men's Hoop Tourney a Slam Dunk

March 23rd, 2019

10:21

The NCAA Men's basketball tournament is a slam dunk

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