LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage NHL Rangers' Sather Passes GM Torch To Gorton Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Chargers, Raiders Meet With L.A. Officials Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports
Published June 2, 1995
fX, Fox Broadcasting's cable channel, will begin a weekly Sunday night sports show on September 3 from Fox Sports' studios in L.A. (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/2)....In St. Louis, Dan Caesar notes that NHL ratings on St. Louis' Fox affiliate, KDNL-Channel 20, have dropped to a 2.1 since the Blues were eliminated from the playoffs. The 7.5 average for Blues games on Fox had been the second-best in the nation, behind Detroit (ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH, 6/2). ....In L.A., Larry Stewart says the "writing is on the wall" for Bill Walton to become top NBA analyst on NBC next season, although NBC execs maintain that Matt Guokas will be back with Marv Albert (L.A. TIMES, 6/2)....Raycom and the Major College Baseball Alliance have joined to "create, manage and televise" the first MCBA All-Star Game, in a three-year deal announced by Raycom CEO Rock Ray. The inaugural game is set for April '96 (Raycom)....One line Marv Albert left out of his USA TODAY TV column yesterday: "NewSports' Fred Edelstein says Al Davis will either keep the Raiders in Los Angeles or he won't" (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 6/2)....In an interview with BROADCASTING & CABLE, CNN News President Tom Johnson said the cable network is considering an all-business news channel (B&C, 5/29 issue).