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ANTICS, EVEN SOME TENNIS AT WIMBLEDON MEAN RATINGS JUMP

     HBO reports that, for telecasts through July 3, the
network's Wimbledon ratings are up 38% compared to a year ago,
with an average rating of 1.8 up from 1.3.  The prime-time
highlights show hit a 1.9, up 27% from last year's 1.5.  HBO
wraps-up its Wimbledon telecasts today with three hours of tape-
delayed coverage of the men's semifinals (HBO).  Larry Stewart
says NBC's overnights for Wimbledon are up 43% over the first
weekend last year (L.A. TIMES, 7/7).
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