Frank Saxe at Inside Radio reports the Super Bowl champion New York Giants will get custom pre-, post- and in-game listening reports of its play-by-play coverage on CBS Radio flagship WFAN, New York as part of a deal between the NFL team and Arbitron.
Giants spokesman Mike Stevens says “PPM data will provide us with game-by-game insights that we were never able to see before.” One motivating factor to sign a PPM deal for the Giants — it owns the inventory in its game day coverage. Stevens says “We can now deliver valuable insight about our audience base and demonstrate to advertisers that sports radio is a unique format for reaching one of their most valued demographics.”
Preliminary New York PPM data from last fall showed WFAN’s average game-day cume among Men 25-54 (194,600) was even higher than its typical morning drive cume (188,000). Arbitron’s Giants deal follows a similar agreement struck with Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies in January.
Hmmm. Do you suppose they're paying the agency rate for the data? Or, the 60% increase over current diary rates radio stations are paying??
...Just askin,' (since I keep wondering if radio clients are helping Arbitron extend its business into non-traditional media, and you can't blame ARB for trying to do that but hopefully they're constantly assurring current clients what's in all this new business for them).
It Gets Late Early Out There - Wisdom can come from anywhere. As a baseball fan - and especially a Yankees fan - learning of the passing of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra was sad news indeed....
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