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Published January 10, 1995
Ratings for the NFL divisional playoff games fell 7% in overnight results from a 24.4 average to a 22.6. Fox's two games were down 4% to 22.2, and NBC's games decreased 10% to a 23.2. The highest rated game of the weekend was Sunday's Dolphins- Chargers with a 26.8 (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 1/10)....Comsat Int'l Ventures -- a unit of Comsat Corp., owner of the NBA's Nuggets -- announced a buyout of its partners in a Brazilian communications company, Comsat VIC S.A. The company, which operates satellite earth stations and provides telecommunications to Brazil, will now be named Comsat Brasil (Baltimore SUN, 1/10)....Time Warner, U.S. West and two Japanese companies announced they would invest around $400M to enter the Japanese cable TV market (N.Y. TIMES, 1/10)....Rusty Wallace and Ernie Irvan join TNN this fall. Irvan will be a color commentator for 13 Winston Cup Events; Wallace will host a new motorsports series that premiers in April (NASCAR NEWS, 1/4-11)....ABC is already pitching its bowl package for next season, packaging the Sugar, Rose and Citrus Bowls (COWLES BUSINESS MEDIA).