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  • OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SELECT SPORTING EVENTS

              The following lists overnight ratings from selected
         events from the past weekend.  All times are EDT.  The
         numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY).
    
    
    
    EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR
    PGA Tour: BellSouth Classic
    5/9
    CBS
    4:00-6:00pm
    3.2/9
    "NBA on NBC": Pacers-Knicks
    5/9
    NBC
    1:00-3:30pm
    6.5/19
    "NBA on NBC": Jazz-Spurs
    5/9
    NBC
    3:30-6:00pm
    6.5/17
    PGA Tour: BellSouth Classic
    5/10
    CBS
    3:00-6:00pm
    4.3/11
    "NHL on Fox": STL-DET/MON-BUF
    5/10
    FOX
    2:00-5:00pm
    1.8/5
    "NBA on NBC": Pacers-Knicks
    5/10
    NBC
    12:30-3:00pm
    7.9/22
    "NBA on NBC": Sonics-Lakers
    5/10
    NBC
    3:00-5:30pm
    8.0/21
    "NBA on NBC": Bulls-Hornets
    5/10
    NBC
    5:30-8:00pm
    9.4/21

     

    NOTES: CBS's coverage of yesterday's final round of the BellSouth Classic was the highest rating since '86, when it got a 4.7. The 4.3 rating was up 59% from last year, and Saturday's coverage was up 19% from last year. NBC's NBA playoff coverage was off 10% from last year, averaging a 7.6/20 compared to an 8.4/22 in '97. Fox's NHL rating of 1.8/5 was down 31% from a 2.6/7 last season (THE DAILY). -30-

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