12/12/19: Audio Scores For ESPN; NLL, BR Live Increase Viewership Platforms

Thursday December 12, 2019
Who is listening?
Millions. In November, ESPN Podcasts set a new record for the month with a verified unique audience of 7.3 million. The total represents an increase of 28% over November 2018 and is the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year growth. In addition, ESPN podcasts had 45.6 million downloads, up 24% from November 2018 and just shy of last month’s all-time record of 46.1 million.
Fox drew 13.6 million viewers for Ohio State’s
win over Wisconsin on Saturday night, marking the second-best Big Ten football championship. The only game to draw a higher audience was Michigan State-Ohio State in ’13. OSU-Wisconsin is up from 8.7 million viewers last year for OSU-Northwestern.
The PBR and CBS Sports
announced the television schedule for the 2020 season. Following the announcement of a 10-year extension earlier this year as the television home of PBR (Professional Bull Riders), the network will increase its coverage of the sport for the upcoming year. In 2020, CBS Sports will air more than 50 PBR telecasts. The CBS Television Network will broadcast 17 events from the PBR Unleash The Beast tour – the most ever for the network – while CBS Sports Network’s robust schedule includes 14 live events from places like Sacramento, Calif.; Billings, Mont.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Las Vegas, Nev. for the PBR World Finals.
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MP Brand
announced the launch of the Phelps Test Team, a new online platform designed for the global swimming community. The Phelps Test Team offers swimmers an opportunity to help influence the design and development of swim gear by registering on the MP Brand website. Members will receive a preview of products prior to their public launch, have the ability to communicate directly with the MP Brand, and have the opportunity to beta-test products for free or at a significantly reduced price.
The NBA released “Ballin’ in a Christmas Wonderland.”
Their latest promotional campaign leading into the holidays features performing artist Normani singing a reimagined basketball rendition of the classic holiday song “Winter Wonderland.” and features players from the five Christmas Day matchups, including LeBron James (LA Lakers), Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans), Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers), Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets), Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets), D’Angelo Russell (Golden State Warriors) and Anthony Davis (LA Lakers).
is returning to Super Bowl broadcast for the third consecutive year, this time in partnership with Adult Swim’s animated series Rick and Morty. Pringles said it would “test the limits with Rick and Morty, in a humorous, mind-bending animated spot.” The 30-second ad is created by Adult Swim in partnership with Grey Group and will air during the second quarter, leading to a fully integrated marketing campaign with Rick and Morty getting a special-edition Pickle Rick flavor.
The National Lacrosse League
and its global media partner B/R Live announced a wider expansion of NLL live game coverage across multiple platforms, with the launch of the NLL “Game of the Week” streaming for free across B/R Live domestically and Twitter and Facebook worldwide. The streams will be available to global audiences starting Saturday, December 14, when the New England Black Wolves visit Saskatchewan and continuing through the end of the regular season in April. Each of the NLL’s 13 teams will be featured at least once.
Troika Media Group named Oleg Korenfeld
to its management team as President, TMG. Most recently, Mr. Korenfeld was the Global Chief Platforms Officer at Wavemaker, a GroupM agency. He previously headed up Advertising Technology, Platforms, Programmatic Investment and Data Strategy at Spark Foundry, a Publicis Media agency.
The New York Jets
visit The Baltimore Ravens at 8:30 pm on NFL Network
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On This Day in 1966

The US Supreme Court votes 4-3 allowing the Milwaukee Braves to move to Atlanta
In the Know

With the MLB Winter Meetings wrapping up, which MLB team is the only one to never have had a pitcher throw a no hitter?
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Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question

LSU’s Joe Burrow was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy Monday. Who is the only LSU player to win the award?  
Answer: Billy Cannon. Congrats
: Jerry Milani, Milani PR Jimmy Hintz Comcast Houston, TX, David Westberg SAG•AFTRA Credit Union CA, Tom Moore Kalt Productions LA, Rich Wolfe Lone Wolfe Press Scottsdale, Mike Polvere Optimum Sports NYC, Michael Ritz Northwestern Mutual NY, Mark Lehman Atlanta Braves, Tim McGhee MSP Sports NJ, Willy Gibson WTG Sports Columbus Ohio and Josh Duboff, Reuters.

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