June 5 - 11, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 8

Top Stories

  • Going gray: Sports TV viewers skew older

    According to a study of Nielsen television viewership data of 25 sports, all but one have seen the median age of their TV viewers increase during the past decade.

  • FanDuel: Merger has risks

    The proposed FanDuel-DraftKings merger faces plenty of hurdles even if approved by regulators, FanDuel acknowledged to its investors.

  • Strength in numbers

    Even as business-side analytics have evolved beyond ticketing and greater attention is paid to what a team’s data reveals, research shows and experts say that many sports teams are behind the curve when it comes to developing and staffing their data and analytics departments.

  • A crisis, and a goal, propelled the Preds

    In 2007, it was unclear whether the Nashville Predators would even stay in Nashville. But the ensuing battle to keep the team in Music City marked a defining moment for the franchise, and has helped prepare them for this year’s success and their entrance into the national spotlight.

  • Strong crowd establishes ‘new base’ for Indy

    Despite a persistent forecast of rain for this year’s Indianapolis 500, the sun wound up shining both literally and figuratively on Indianapolis Motor Speedway in many respects for this year’s 101st running.

  • First Look podcast: Aging viewership of sports TV

    First Look podcast: Aging viewership of sports TV; data analytics at the pro level; and a discussion of the FanDuel/DraftKings merger.

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