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Podcast Picks: Inclusion principle

Closing Bell / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
On “Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast,” NASCAR President Steve Phelps and NFL Exec VP/Football Operations Troy Vincent  took part in a conversation about increasing inclusiveness in their respective sports. Phelps: “You’re trying to get everyone to get where the organization should be, and...

Audience Analysis: F1 U.S. GP sets record, but still below NASCAR

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
ABC averaged 1.23 million viewers for the F1 U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, marking a record audience for the race, which started in '12. The previous high for the race at Circuit of the Americas was 1.05 million in '17. The F1 race was up 42% from '19...

MLB postseason viewership best since '18 entering World Series

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
MLB is seeing its best postseason audience since '18 through the LCS round, with Fox, TBS, FS1, MLB Network and ESPN/ESPN2 averaging 3.97 million viewers to date (31 games). That is up 71% from last year, when MLB went up against a crowded schedule in the fall...

Notes From Bristol: Kendrick Perkins, Marcus Spears debut new podcast

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
USA TODAY's Chris Bumbaca note ESPN's Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Spears, two of the fastest-rising analysts at the net, "debuted the eponymous (counting nicknames) 'Swagu & Perk.'" The weekly podcast on Tuesdays, sans guests, "will consist of about an hour conversation between the two, offering a pair of ex-athletes'...

NLL commish: Deal with ESPN can transform league

Closing Bell / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz  today discussed the league’s new U.S. media rights deal with ESPN , saying the NLL “always knew that we really, really belonged with ESPN." Sakiewicz: “ESPN has the capability, the distribution and the power, not just in the U.S. but globally,...

Media Notes

Daily / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
YAHOO SPORTS’ Shalise Manza Young criticized what CBS’ Tony Romo said around the Buccaneers’ negotiation with a fan for Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown football. After talking to a team rep, the fan handed the ball back, and Romo gave a “creepy narration on what was being said.” Pretending to...

Banter with Brady the highlight of Mannings' return to "MNF"

Daily / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Peyton and Eli Manning made their return to "MNF" last night, and they "showed they know when to create space to their guests," according to Josh Peter of USA TODAY. The Mannings were joined on the Saints-Seahawks broadcast by Marshawn Lynch and Tom Brady, and while there was some "good-natured...

Popular "ManningCast" returns to "MNF" after break

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Peyton and Eli Manning returned to "MNF" after a three-week hiatus for last night's Saints-Seahawks tilt, and they "delivered jokes, insults and insights." The broadcast featured an "f-bomb from Marshawn Lynch " and some "candor from Tom Brady ," who both joined the broadcast...

Kraken fans left "outraged" as debut home game left off U.S. TV

Daily / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The Kraken's debut home game Saturday night at Climate Pledge Arena was not "broadcast on any U.S.-based television channel," as ESPN picked up the game but decided to "carry it exclusively" on ESPN+, according to Geoff Baker of the SEATTLE TIMES. The matchup against the Canucks is "one...