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The Spurs-Bournemouth 0-0 draw averaged 276,000 viewers on NBCSN yesterday. The ManU-Aston Villa match that followed averaged 367,000.PGA Tour ratings are still on fire. Yesterday's PGA Workday Charity Open's first round averaged 540,000 viewers - m… https://t.co/LfQKW2kYLUThis is a story that has been dominating media company conversations since Wednesday. Here's SBJ Media's write-up f… https://t.co/k0cmMBFh7a @mwteller LOL. Probably not! It's in reaction to this story from Wednesday that explains it better. https://t.co/6634Bqg3nINielsen: "Nielsen will move forward with the integration of out-of-home TV viewing into the National TV currency me… https://t.co/gO8pE9qqayNielsen reverses decision on out-of-home measurements. Ratings company will roll them out this fall. Nielsen: "It b… https://t.co/IlnP3dSB1A @crupicrupicrupi This pandemic is really screwing things up! @crupicrupicrupi WHAT'S WITH THE NEW AVATAR? I HATE IT!
7/10
2020
@Ben_ESPN @DShulman_ESPN One of the best stadiums...in Toronto?Sources: Nielsen told TV network execs that it is delaying its September out-of-home measurement, which would captu… https://t.co/TOl4S8OcwZ
Retweeted by John OurandTonight in a jam-packed #SBJMedia, @Ourand_SBJ brings you an #exclusive look at @nielsen delaying its out-of-home m… https://t.co/g9k5xK2Asz
Retweeted by John OurandCBS has picked up the rights to carry the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League a coupl… https://t.co/rlUkSQTqV2Longtime CBS Sports exec Ken Aagaard is part of a group of sports media vets that have launched BitFire, a company… https://t.co/K4U9X73gG8NFL Media asked around 50 of its on-air talent to take voluntary pay cuts of up to 15%. SBJ Media is live: https://t.co/5b3pLQ1Ff2TV network execs reacted with anger over Nielsen’s decision to delay the introduction of its planned out-of-home me… https://t.co/4j7Sw0HPCB
7/9
2020
CBS, as expected, picks up UEFA Champions League rights next month. Deal also includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA… https://t.co/Aa1izCH9yMNFL Media asks around 50 on-air talent to take temporary salary cuts of up to 15%. Cuts are described as temporary.… https://t.co/eSEcBKt5KX
7/8
2020
@radioinsight Thanks. I appreciate your insight.ESPN announces revamped Radio lineup that will debut Aug 17. SBJ's story: https://t.co/9sht56Q32Z @icfinnegan Haha! That's good.On Sept. 6, 1995, the Angels' Damion Easley popped out to second base, ending the top of the 5th inning at Camden Y… https://t.co/N6moG7DwuqMLS TV plans: aerial drones, super slo-mo footage, microphones buried in the field. But no piped-in crowd noise. SB… https://t.co/Yn1FGqfj4cESPN's @burkemagnus on last night's Eagles concert: "This is something that we may look to do in the future where t… https://t.co/UzqcY5UqAn
7/7
2020
Sinclair hires former Universal exec Steve Rosenberg to run its RSN business. SBD has the details: https://t.co/Rs6fZeaZLh#BREAKING from @Ourand_SBJ: Disney has signed a deal with Colin Kaepernick's @RAVisionMedia, which will produce con… https://t.co/6FMOdBPJJ6
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7/6
2020
@dike_jack Oof!
7/5
2020
@Troginator HyattFeet in the sand. Water view. Happy 4th. https://t.co/WAZUzaxwjj
7/3
2020
@judybattista This is worse than the Oxford comma, Judy! @EdwinGames4 Hi Edwin. I don't have a good read on that yet. It is a story I will be following. Go O's! Go Terps!
7/2
2020
Local radio vet Bob Snyder (DC's WTEM; Chicago's ESPN Radio) is pursuing a unique local podcast strategy. First mar… https://t.co/8g9B3sPgme @JordStan999 Not yet, Jordan.Here's a 5-minute SBJ video on how sports TV production during the pandemic is undergoing its biggest changes in d… https://t.co/oPmeAx91hz @JBFlint @stefanfatsis Haha. I totally remember that episode. We're old, Joe. @Ourand_SBJ @stefanfatsis Next spend 35 second watching this! https://t.co/yZMXnXDFJO
Retweeted by John OurandFor the record, it was a @stefanfatsis tweet that finally convinced me to read it.People have been retweeting this thread all day. But it's 25 tweets long, and I haven't had the patience to read th… https://t.co/ZpcO3WtL7b
7/1
2020
@RichLightShed @YouTubeTV You're starting to sound like my wife, Rich!Does Fox's decision to leave its USGA contract suggest a rollback of media rights fees? I think so, at least for so… https://t.co/sHlrWCM2y7
6/30
2020
I am happy to tip my Homestead Grays hat, the team that played right in Washington DC, in honor of the Negro Baseba… https://t.co/ACgEdOogwi
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6/28
2020
Golf Channel averaged 437,000 viewers for the first round of the PGA Travelers Championship posted. That's up 17% c… https://t.co/zkVH98DbO0The Burnley-Watford match that preceded Chelsea-Man City averaged 158,000 viewers.Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Manchester City - a result that gave Liverpool the EPL title - averaged 511,000 viewers… https://t.co/LWu40t71IU
6/26
2020
🚨 Verizon pulling ads from FB, Insta, likely biggest advertiser so far to do so - What started as whisper campaign… https://t.co/UcTxJpPYwF
Retweeted by John Ourand @ScouseGirlMedia Good ol' Walker Crisps! Iconic. Have fun tonight. Wear a mask! https://t.co/7Pds8CngEjAlthough, did you see Pulisic's goal???? #CHEMCI @ScouseGirlMedia Happy for you. I'm a Liverpool fan today. #YNWAA little thread about Twitter temporarily locking me today and holding back a tweet from August, 2018. Goes back to… https://t.co/0Y0AFf2VdZ
Retweeted by John OurandMLS and ESPN are close to finalizing the TV production details around a planned Orlando tournament, which starts Ju… https://t.co/LOkGFwKopv @BillsOrioles Anytime for an O’s fan! @BillsOrioles I believe that Amazon will make a bid for it.#BREAKING in tonight's #SBJMedia: Turner Sports has told @UEFA that it will opt out of its #ChampionsLeague rights… https://t.co/3Muu7g1R1E
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6/25
2020
@benjamiller A term I use judiciously, Ben!Shocker: Turner opts out of UEFA Champions League deal. SBJ Media is live (and outside our paywall tonight). https://t.co/Xk7udk74nU @bzref @pink_funk Fear it, Guglielmo!The first six to eight rows in every NFL stadium will be off limits to fans this season - covered with a tarp that… https://t.co/fnetIqVq15"Restoring [sponsorship and ad dollars] lost to the pandemic is a problem that will plague the industry well into e… https://t.co/dNJEEl3bJQ
6/24
2020
The pent-up demand for sports has been evident, with record-breaking viewership for live competition as it returns.… https://t.co/kjLD8a433r
Retweeted by John Ourand @EricfromClt On Saturday, Bayern Munich-SC Freiburg averaged 65,000 viewers on FS1. Bundesliga had been averaging 2… https://t.co/oVhznOTNuS @Ourand_SBJ Hey John how about showing some love and including the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) that aired on CBS… https://t.co/q0sr0KcMZX
Retweeted by John OurandSunday TV Sports * NASCAR Race Hub on Fox: 1.433 million viewers. * NASCAR Talladega rain coverage on Fox: 2.059 mi… https://t.co/V2ug5mclJtSaturday TV Sports: * Belmont Stakes on NBC: 3.329 million viewers; * RBC Heritage 3rd Round on CBS: 1.822 million… https://t.co/al3t6T47Pe @JohnBranchNYT The thieves realized that the clothes of a 30-year old reporter held no value for them, and they tos… https://t.co/PMNAE3CXIT @JohnBranchNYT A few days later, we received a note at the hotel that the police had found our bags. They sent the… https://t.co/ar6XvtSBmw @JohnBranchNYT We got the same reactions from the French police, scoffing at the idea that we would ever see our cl… https://t.co/Sz9f3H9hYY @JohnBranchNYT When we got back to the car, we saw that it was ransacked and our luggage was gone. We went through… https://t.co/p2hlJ6cVqa @JohnBranchNYT Love this story, John. It reminds me of a similar one when my wife and I had our suitcases stolen ou… https://t.co/r6QW0HWAh5Breaking news: Fox Sports has laid off Shaw Brown, its lead soccer producer. Shaw is a friend of mine and of a who… https://t.co/EOg4p6otnU
Retweeted by John OurandSports Media Job Losses: Fox cuts studio producers for WWE, boxing and soccer studio shows. Golf Channel starts fir… https://t.co/Es9o9nEGq2
6/23
2020
@KeithKhorton @ArronOberholser Appreciate that. Deitsch and Sheehan are two of my favorites. @KeithKhorton @ArronOberholser Hi Keith. Thank you for this tweet. I really appreciate it, as I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.My heart goes out to all the Golf Channel employee’s today. Tons of talented hard working people who love golf and TV in that building.
Retweeted by John OurandFS1 is scaling back production on its boxing and WWE shoulder programming. "WWE Backstage will not longer be produc… https://t.co/PhwNaUyO3ySource: ex-NFL defensive back Roman Harper will fill the fourth chair for SEC Network's 'SEC Nation' show on Saturd… https://t.co/HX3Kmdsq0Y
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6/22
2020
I like the 9 horse: Dr. Post. #BelmontStakes @JBFlint @erichschwartzel Sorry, Erich! @JPFinlayNBCS @ChaseHughesNBCS That’s a total Maryland driver. The Virginia driver would have slowed to 35 in the f… https://t.co/t4vYCJy7FN @JBFlint @erichschwartzel I'm worried that you've forgotten your Woodrow Wilson HS roots, Joe...interviewing Ryan S… https://t.co/GPkYtJT4s4 @AndrewMarchand @JBFlint I don't want to steal the clickers. That's your thing. How about 💵💵💵💵.57 out of 5.This @JBFlint story on Jeff Shell has my highest recommendation. Good read. https://t.co/9k4FN5v7BtWhen everyone zigs, the EntStrategyGuy zags. In this case, I take a @sbjsbd headline and turn it into my story of… https://t.co/1QJRJNAytt
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6/20
2020
This is a nice send-off for a giant in sports journalism circles. I devoted my column to George Solomon in this wee… https://t.co/NS48WkXBrUNFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DIsh and Sling TV.
6/19
2020
@VoicesofWallSt @Twitch I need to do another column on this! @VoicesofWallSt @Twitch Not really at all for the foreseeable future. Big Tech has to figure out a business plan ar… https://t.co/4CA0c0Vwwl
6/18
2020
.@ChrisSmith813 quotes sources warning that RSN money may dry up. “If I were the commissioners of those leagues, I… https://t.co/pgFWbF0OFmThe pandemic "has called into question whether the end is finally here for the never-ending growth of franchise val… https://t.co/0weXm4Fuer
6/17
2020
@benjamiller @DEADLINE I didn’t mean to dismiss your critique. It is valid, and I’ve heard it before. I objected mo… https://t.co/gO7exoak99 @Sulliview @TheBuffaloNews @ByErikBrady @MikeDesmondWBFO @MrDanZak AMDG
6/16
2020
The NHL has put its media rights negotiations on hold until at least the end of the year, multiple sources tell… https://t.co/IZtoCprfH2
Retweeted by John OurandMy favorite part of tonight's SBJ Media newsletter is @RealMikeWilbon talking about covering the Bullets when Wes U… https://t.co/3WYXjQ3kmO @benjamiller Again, it's not PR spin. It is a standard metric that both leagues and networks use. Appreciate your comment. @benjamiller Hey Ben. I appreciate your tweet. The 40% number is a standard used by both leagues and networks when… https://t.co/h8DhzHsUD0MLB-Turner deal: * Worth $470 million per year through 2028 — a 40% increase. * In the playoffs, Turner keeps righ… https://t.co/MTdCotett4
6/15
2020
Loved seeing @sbjsbd and Abe Madkour pay homage to the late, great Wes Unseld in this week’s publication. Thank you… https://t.co/osEXaqs8RP
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6/14
2020
#BREAKING from @Ourand_SBJ: @MLB & Turner Sports have agreed to a massive rights renewal through 2028, which will s… https://t.co/aCpj4yf6iw
Retweeted by John Ourandhttps://t.co/8Sh9mWsOMDSo John’s got the figure jumping from $320,000,000 to $470,000,000 annually in a deal through 2028 but yeah, the mi… https://t.co/i3v2SN3ii6
Retweeted by John OurandTerms for new MLB-Turner Sports media rights deal from @Ourand_SBJ. The deal will see Turner pay an average of aro… https://t.co/EpQnwzxD5f
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6/13
2020

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