NFL Net's Weinberger Leading Simmons Venture ESPN Earns Best "MNF" Overnight Of Season "Thursday Night Football" Bidding Heating Up Warriors Ratings Keep Soaring On CSN Bay Area Marlins Part Ways With Analyst Tommy Hutton UFC's Expanding Media Organization Examined Social Studies With Columbia Univ.'s Tariq Ahmad NBC Draws 4.2 Overnight Rating For Cup Finale Fox Leads NFL Overnights With Packers-Vikings MSU's Upset Marks Highest CFB Rating Of '15
Published January 5, 1998
ROSE BOWL REVIEWS: In DC, Leonard Shapiro wrote on ABC's telecast of the Rose Bowl and said he "loved ABCs cablecam, a remote-controlled eye in the low sky that moved up and down the sideline to provide panoramic replays from a much closer angle than usual" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/3). But in N.Y., Richard Sandomir wrote that CableCam "isn't very revealing on a football field when action goes north-south and east-west, and it didn't reveal much more about play development than the standard high-angle camera does" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/2). In Toronto, Rob Longley called ABC's telecast of the Rose Bowl a "shining light both in terms of excitement and production" (TORONTO SUN, 1/5). OTHER NOTES: In N.Y., Mary Huhn wrote that ESPN magazine is one of the two "biggest bets in publishing for 1998." ESPN Senior VP/GM John Skipper "plans on doubling its initial guaranteed circulation of 350,000" (N.Y. POST, 1/2)....HBO received a 10.1 cable rating for its boxing card featuring Prince Naseem Hamed vs. Kevin Kelley, "well above" its 8.5 average boxing rating (N.Y. TIMES, 12/26).