SBJ Morning Buzzcast

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: September 14, 2022

Episode Summary

Early football ratings are trending up, Amazon lines up sponsors for TNF and MLB Network to air ALDS and ALCS in Spanish.

Episode Notes

Early football ratings are trending up, Amazon lines up sponsors for TNF and MLB Network to air ALDS and ALCS in Spanish.

Episode Transcription

The 2022 access sports facilities and franchises and ticketing symposium officially got underway in Nashville last night with a reception at the Titans Nissan stadium S SPJ this week will tap into the city's rich musical history and vibrant in growing sports franchises. A cornerstone of the program includes a tour of Nashville, SCS, Geodis park showcasing the latest in MLS stadium design program lineup will examine the fundamental challenges and opportunities, ticketing team, and facility executives face on a day-to-day basis. Our sister company sport techie will host a technology module that will dive into the latest in venue and ticketing technologies. Follow along over the next few Good morning. It's Wednesday, September 14th. And this is your S SPJ morning buzz cast. I'm David Albright filling in for aid mad Corp Monday night football dominated the Emmys on Monday night in the first game of ESPN's NFL slate delivered a Sable uptick reports, our Austin carp ESPN, ABC and ESPN two combined for 19.79 million viewers for the Seahawks win over the Broncos up 17% from the Ravens Raiders game to start last season, which also had the TriCast ABC had 10.3 million viewers for its Sul cast.

While ESPN had just under 8 million, the Manning cast on ESPN two delivered 1.5 million viewers up from 800,000 for the debut telecast in week one last year. But it's just below the 1.6 million viewers that the Manning cast averaged over nine games last season. Meanwhile, NBC averaged around 5.9 million viewers for the Emmy awards, a record low for the event in the first time and is drawn under 6 million viewers. College football continued its upward trajectory in week two. Alabama's late win over Texas on Fox in the big noon. Saturday window was easily the most watched game of week two, delivering 10.6 million viewers. That's the top audience this season on any network and Fox's fourth best college football game all time and 80% better than the big noon. Saturday average last season, which was a record for Fox week two was also up 24% for the combo of ABC P N ESPN two and ESPN U ESPN digital also achieved its third best day of traffic all time on Saturday.

Some of the highlights included Kentucky's win over Florida delivered 4.33 million viewers marking ESPN's best Saturday, September game since 2018 BYU win over Baylor at the 10 35 Eastern slot average 2.37 million viewers, which is ESPN's best late night windows since Texas Cal averaged 2.45 million back in 2016 and ESPN two on Friday night averaged 1.85 million viewers for Louisville UCF marking the network's best regular season game since 2017 and the best Friday night game since 2013. So after two weeks ESPN college football game viewing is up 60% ESPN, two up 31% Fs. One is up 42% and the big 10 network is up 125%. The Las Vegas ACEs jumped out to a two oh lead in the w N B a finals, thanks to an 85 to 71 home win over the Connecticut sun on Tuesday night at MI lobe ultra arena from a ratings perspective Sunday's game one on ABC averaged 555,000 viewers marking the most watched game one in five years despite afternoon, head-to-head competition from the NFL Sunday's game peaked at 872,000 and is up 18% over game.

One of last year's finals between the Phoenix mercury and Chicago sky, which drew 456,000 viewers last year's finals were played in mid-October due to this summer Olympics break. Amazon has signed little Caesars draft Kings and Mercedes-Benz USA as it sponsors for Thursday night, football broadcast, which premieres tomorrow night, the company revealed its first brand deal with carnival cruise line last week, little Caesars, which is the official pizza of the NFL is sponsoring the TNF tonight pregame show, which will feature an onscreen QR code that leads viewers to a pizza delivery draft Kings. Meanwhile will be the sponsor of the gambling nods presented in a segment on the pregame show called TNF predictions. Audible. The audio streaming service owned by Amazon is also a TNF sponsor. MLB network will exclusively air the American league division series and the Al championship series in Spanish it's first time airing a playoff series in the language since 2016 announcers for LBN Spanish language ALDs and Al CS telecasts will be announced in the coming weeks in a statement MLB network, president bill Morningstar said the initiative perfectly aligns with major league baseballs ongoing effort to strengthen and expand its relationship with Latino baseball and sports fans.

TBS will be the exclusive home of the ALDs and Al CS in English previously, MLB network, exclusively produced one Spanish league ALDs telecast in 2016. In addition to airing on MLB network, the Spanish language ALDs and LCS game telecast will be available anywhere in the us via an authenticated live stream to customers of participating pay TV providers through MLB NBC sports is hired former points, be sports book, head odds maker, Jay crouch, to a new full-time role as the network's lead betting analyst, tapping him to add insights to a wave of new programming added since the hire of fantasy guru, Matthew Barry already a frequent NBC contributor in his prior role at NBC's official sports book, crouch will serve as co-host of a daily bet. The edge sports betting podcast, and regularly joined Barry as co-host of the daily fantasy football happy hour and Sunday fantasy football pregame show both on peacock crouch also will write for the NBC sports edge website and contribute betting analysis for NBC's regional sports networks points bet will continue to use crouch on content distributed across its platforms though, as an NBC analyst, rather than an odds maker. And that's your S BJ morning buzz cast for Wednesday. I hope everyone has a great day and we'll see you back here tomorrow morning.