Quote of the Day
"It's fair to say that I missed the issue. I told them they could do it. And when it was announced, I wasn't officially informed, but I knew and my guys said that's not allowed. Oh, I blew that
one pretty good."
-- NBA Commissioner David Stern, on initially allowingFIU men's basketball coachIsiah Thomas to be a consultant to the Knicks(N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/8).
TBS Ratings Down Slightly, Reviews Are Better
The MLB postseason continues throughout the weekend, and while TBS sees its early ratings down from last year, the coverage reviews show a marked improvement. For Wednesday’s openers, the net averages a 2.9 U.S. rating and 4.584 million viewers for the three LDS telecasts, down 12.1% and 7.1%, respectively, from Opening Day of the ’09 playoffs. But David Levy and company are not facing the barrage of critics they did last year over their talent in the booth, as most are praising the early offerings. THE DAILY also goes inside the final ratings for the regular season, which show a mixed bag -- Fox’ numbers (1.8/2.7 million viewers) remain flat with last year’s all-time low, while Sunday games on both ESPN and TBS see viewership down double digits.
Steelers charge Troy Vincent and George Martin with pushing owners' agenda during meeting; De Smith alleges the two are out to divide players.
Running The Hot Route
At the quarter pole, NFL ratings continue to build, with only ESPN seeing drop from last year.
Getting Out Of Dodge
Dennis Mannion, Dodgers part ways after almost three years; Frank McCourt takes President role.
Sprucing Up The Juice Box
Astros latest to plan HD video boards as part of $10-13M renovation of 11-year-old Minute Maid Park; "young-adult" seating section also planned.
Nets sign Stoli as Barclays Center founding partner in deal said to be worth more than $2M a year -- will Prokhorov appear in ads?
The Old College Try
Isles close to deal with Hofstra Univ. for radio coverage with students serving as intermission host and possibly color commentator.
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- Fox Flat For MLB Regular Season Games
- NFL Broadcast Partners Up To Start Seaso...
- Radio Ratings For Week One NFL Games
- Islanders Near Radio Deal With Hofstra
- NASCAR Ratings Drop A Cause For Concern
- "Secretariat" Takes Liberties With Truth
- DirecTV CEO Mike White Profiled
- Final Nielsen Ratings