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Published January 24, 1996
The final rating for Saturday's NHL All-Star Game on Fox was a 4.1 and a 7 share. That marked a 64% increase over the last All-Star Game, a 2.5/7 on Jan. 23, '94. It was Fox's highest- rated NHL broadcast ever, and it was the highest-rated NHL telecast since the '80 Stanley Cup Finals game between the Flyers and Islanders, which drew a 4.4/17 (Fox Sports).....Other ratings: ABC's Figure Skating special on Saturday evening drew a 10.7. The R&R Skating Championships on Fox drew a 9.9 (DETROIT NEWS, 1/24)....Salt Lake Organizing Olympic Committee Spokesperson Mike Korologos said the IOC's sale of Australian broadcast rights to the Seven Network will give the SLOOC $2.85M more than projected. The SLOOC may receive another boost when the IOC sells European TV rights (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 1/24).