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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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