Sports Media Daily Reads: Steve Spurrier, The Walker Cup, NFL Ratings

Steve Spurrier will host his own local sports radio show in Gainesville, Florida on the U of F owned ESPN radio affiliate WRUF, according to Barrett Sports Media. Here’s to the Ol’ Ball coach sharing his wisdom for the Gator faithful. The Walker Cup was not on TV, anywhere reports Alex Miceli of The Morning Read. The NFL’s Thursday Night Kickoff Game between the Bears and the Packers on NBC doubled its TV ratings from one year ago, per Deadline. Sunday Night Football between the Patriots and the Steelers saw a slight increase in ratings from 2018. According to Sports […]

Red Sox-Dodgers World Series TV Ratings predictably down

Per Nielsen, television ratings for the Red Sox-Dodges five-game series dropped 25% compared to last year’s Astros-Dodgers telecasts. As expected most people didn’t want to tune into what was in many ways a boring World Series. Not great pitching or scoring.  A seven and a half hour Game 3 lasting until 3:30 a.m. on the east coast was exciting for those who could stay awake.  It also became apparent after Game 4 that the Red Sox were the vastly superior team. Still Major League Baseball managed to average 14 million viewers, according to Nielsen, and that’s not bad. The NHL […]