Bettman Praises Shanahan's League Office Work Dierdorf Joins Michigan Booth For Football Disney: Cable Network Unit Growth To Continue MWC Schools Increase Nat'l TV Exposure James, Heat Top NBA Jersey Sales Sources: Islanders Draw New Suitors Barclays Center, MSG Rivalry Heating Up Final Ratings: NHL Playoffs, "Arnie" Raptors Merch Moving Quickly NBA Avg. Attendance Relatively Flat
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Published May 3, 1995
Viacom announced a profit for the 1st quarter in large part due to the acquisitions of Paramount Communications and Blockbuster Entertainment. Viacom reported revenue of $2.7B and net earnings of $71M for the first three months of '95 (Mult., 5/3).....N.Y. POST's Phil Mushnick on the Nike logo on the Foxbots: "If Nike, proud sponsor of the NHL, held a genuine regard for the game, it would insist that its logo not be used to create an obstructed view of the game" (N.Y. POST, 5/3)....Through 13 games, Turner Sports' NBA playoff ratings are up 18% from last year with an average of 2.6. The biggest draw was Knicks/Cleveland on Monday night which ot a 4.5....ESPN's NASCAR race Sunday gained a 5.2 rating (Michael Heistand, USA TODAY, 5/3).