Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal
Published August 7, 1998
After "weeks of speculation," Toronto's "The Fan," CJCL-AM, "finally has decided to pull the plug on the syndicated Fabulous Sports Babe" (TORONTO SUN, 8/7). The station canceled The Babe "because of poor ratings" (TORONTO STAR, 8/7)....The Golf Channel (TGC) is profiled by Jerry Greene in the ORLANDO SENTINEL. TGC, in its fourth year, is approaching availability in 21 million households. TGC VP/ Business Affairs Chris Murvin: "We're absolutely past the point of wondering if we're going to make it" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 8/7)....Outdoor Life Network began its coverage of the '98 Mercury Tour, an event sponsored by the Int'l Cycling Union, with a preview last night. Outdoor Life will feature nine hours of original programming (Outdoor Life).