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Published September 7, 1995
CNBC's Lisa Castleman reported that commercials during the broadcast of Ripken's record game were selling for "10 times their usual amount." Bill Koenigsburg of Horizon Media: "Very similar to Halley's Comet. It comes every 100 years, people come out and see it, then they disappear and don't come back again" ("Sports View," CNBC, 9/6). Ratings for HTS in Baltimore for the last two nights: 15.7 for Tuesday's record-tying game and 14.5 for last night's record-breaker -- which was also carried on ESPN (Nielsen Sports Marketing)....L.A. TIMES "Cyberspace" reporter Daniel Akst reviews the Mariners-Yankees broadcast on the Internet Tuesday. Akst, who calls the idea "exciting": "The sound quality isn't great, and although Internet users all over the world had access to the broadcast, the system was only able to accommodate several hundred of them at a time." Rob Glaser, Mariners part-owner and President of Progressive Networks which makes the Real Audio technology, says capacity in the tens of thousands is "a few months away" (L.A. TIMES, 9/7)....The Indians' ratings on SportsChannel rose to a 9.4 average in August, up a full point since June (SportsChannel)....Paul Azinger joins NBC's announcing team for the Ryder Cup (GOLF WORLD).