CBS, Time Warner Promoting Fight NBC Ratings Down For NHL Over Weekend Outlook Murky For Dodgers' RSN After Deal Collapse Comcast Drops Plans To Acquire TWC Cablevision Offering Cord-Cutting Package MLB National Viewership Off To Good Start Mets Outpacing Yankees In Early Season Ratings Showtime, HBO Pleased So Far With Fight Effort Longtime Stars Announcer Strangis Leaving Team McHenry Returning To Previous Role
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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).