LIV Ratings, PGA Tour Telecast Changes, and Other Golf-on-TV Topics
LIV Golf is getting some brutal-sounding ratings on the CW, the PGA Tour’s TV partners are changing things up, and golf broadcasting has become a hot topic lately. To break it all down, Garrett talks with Josh Carpenter (@JoshACarpenter), an assistant managing editor at Sports Business Journal. Josh is also, as will become apparent in this episode, a golf nut. He and Garrett discuss LIV’s disappointing debut performance on the CW, what golf ratings can and can’t tell us, and how the breakaway league’s business prospects look in year two. In the second half of the episode, they dig into the attempts by CBS and NBC to freshen up PGA Tour telecasts and the potential effects of the new designated-event structure on the Tour’s bottom line.