Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal
Published January 25, 1995
The return of "Hockey Night in Canada" to the CBC brought big ratings -- including 1.646M viewers on Friday. Three of the four games shown last weekend topped last year's average audience (TORONTO SUN, 1/25)....DAILY VARIETY reported yesterday that Viacom might pull "Melrose Place" off Fox Broadcasting and switch it to Viacom's United Paramount Network. Insiders yesterday at Viacom "played down the report" (N.Y. POST, 1/25)....New World Communications shares rose $.75 cents over news that investor George Soros had acquired a 5.43% stake in the "fast growing media-company" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/25).