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Published December 15, 1995
Wednesday's Bulls-Magic game on TBS received a 3.9 rating, No. 6 all-time in Turner's 12 years of covering the NBA, with the "second highest audience." Total ratings are up 44%. (USA TODAY, 12/15)....Fox's Jerry Glanville says Jerry Jones "is killing the Cowboys by doing those commercials with Deion (Sanders). How would you like to be Troy Aikman and Nate Newton with Cowboys Super Bowl rings and see Deion doing commercials with the owner?" (USA TODAY, 12/15)....Turner Sports President Harvey Schiller believes NBC's Olympic deals will help all major sports organizations because "other networks will refocus their efforts on quality sports events and the prices for entities such as the NBA and NFL will go higher." Schiller: "It makes the rightsholder position so much stronger" (WASHINGTON POST, 12/15)....Robert Lipsyte of the N.Y. TIMES writes on the protest by NOW and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation against CBS golf analyst Ben Wright (N.Y. TIMES, 12/15)....Bill Webb, the "highly regarded" director currently under contract to MSG and ABC, will reportedly sign a deal with Fox to direct baseball (Phil Mushnick, N.Y. POST, 12/15)....Boomer Esiason joins CBS as an studio analysts for college football telecasts (CBS Sports).