MLB Game Viewership Lower On ESPN ESPN Negotiates Out-Of-Home TV Deals Padres Honor Retiring Broadcaster Enberg Ortiz Heading Up Production Company In Retirement Too Many MLB Postseason Broadcasters? Mike Francesa Announces Final Show With WFAN Louisville Football Success Bolsters TV Profile Tour Championship Final Round Best Since '12 ESPN Moving Greenberg From "Mike & Mike"? Reasons Sought For Why NFL Ratings Are Down
Published January 12, 1998
In N.Y., TV critic Eric Mink gives tonight's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" three-and-a-half stars. Mink: "This program needs to appear more often" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/12)....Sunday's N.Y. TIMES' "Money & Business" section featured a cover story by Mark Landler titled, "From Gurus To Sitting Ducks: Media Executives Lose Their Edge." Landler writes that today's top media execs are "spooked" by the Internet because they "did nothing to develop it and little to popularize it." Landler: "And even now, though they all maintain sites on the World Wide Web -- some of them, like the Disney-owned [ESPN SportsZone], are extremely popular -- it is not clear how genuinely the media chiefs embrace the net" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/11)....After signing its over-the-air rights to Silver King Broadcasting for next season, the Heat "has lost its halftime show and its postgame coverage for the balance of the season" on current over-the-air carrier WBFS-UPN (SUN-SENTINEL, 1/12).