Jed Drake: Changing Tastes, Personalities Affect TV Sports

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Published on January 6, 2014

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A senior vice president and executive producer for ESPN, Jed Drake oversees production for network holdings that include FIFA World Cup Soccer, NASCAR, Monday Night Football, and Major League Baseball. Having joined ESPN during its first year of operation in 1980, Jed Drake led the network's launch of ESPN 3D and continues to facilitate the introduction of technical and programming innovations.

Jed Drake: Changing Tastes, Personalities Affect TV Sports By Jed Drake

Introduction  A senior vice president and executive producer for ESPN, Jed Drake oversees production for network holdings that include FIFA World Cup Soccer, NASCAR, Monday Night Football, and Major League Baseball. Having joined ESPN during its first year of operation in 1980, Jed Drake led the network's launch of ESPN 3D and continues to facilitate the introduction of technical and programming innovations.

About Sports and Personalities  While sports such as football, baseball, and basketball continue to draw huge audiences, some sports gain and lose appeal in large part because of the popular appeal of the participants. Figure skating, which enjoyed enormous viewer ratings during the latter part of the 1980s through the early years of the 2000s, retains just a fraction of its earlier audience. Viewers tuned in to see such highwattage stars as Katarina Witt, who brought sex appeal and charm to the equation; Michelle Kwan, who holds the record for the highest number of perfect scores; and Sasha Cohen, whose elegant artistry earned her the moniker "ballerina on ice."

Conclusion  Figure skating drew a relatively stable audience of primarily women viewers through the 1980s, but the 1994 attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan by the ex-husband of rival skater Tonya Harding caused an explosion of interest. Scandal in an otherwise well-mannered sport elevated the ratings for the 1994 United States Figure Skating Championships and the women's short program at the Lillehammer Olympics the same year; these events actually endure as some of the highest rated television programs in all of television history. With the 2014 Olympics in Sochi just a few months away, it remains to be seen whether new skaters rise to the forefront to pull in new audiences for the sport.

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