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SBD/Issue 174/Sports Media
Writer Says CBC's Reluctance To Cover Crosby A Disservice To Net
Published May 30, 2008
|Writer Calls Out The CBC For Its
Reluctance To Cover Crosby
HOCKEYTOWN: In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reports NBC's broadcast of Red Wings-Penguins Game Three drew an 18.2 rating in Detroit, 14% above ESPN's coverage of Pistons-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game Five. Sandomir notes "hockey's win over basketball was partly because of its game being on NBC, a broadcast network, and the NBA game being seen on a cable network" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/30).