Quote of the Day

"I guess guys will try anything. I blew up a lot of things, but I never tried anything like that."

-- Former SMI President & CEO Humpy Wheeler, on Texas Motor Speedway’s new "No Limits" campaign which features scantily-clad women(ESPN.com, 11/2).

Wednesday November 3, 2010 Vol. 17 — No. 38 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Fox Won Four Of Five Nights During Series

    It was a tall order to ask the Giants-Rangers World Series to top the ratings for last year’s Yankees-Phillies Fall Classic, and while that certainly did not come to fruition, a deeper look into the numbers reveals a mixed bag for Fox. The fact that the Giants’ triumph is tied with Phillies-Rays in ’08 for the lowest-rated World Series ever cannot be glossed over, but Fox must be happy with the fact it won four of the five nights in primetime against strong first-run competition. Additionally, the drop in viewership did not occur overnight -- 11 of the past 16 World Series games have failed to hit double digits in Nielsen ratings. Meanwhile, the Fall Classic outdrew the NFL’s Sunday/Monday primetime package, as Fox’ combined audience for the final two games was slightly higher than combined viewership for “SNF” and “MNF.”

  • Time For A Growth Spurt  
    Big East formally announces plans to add two football teams; is westward expansion on horizon?

    False Alarm
    MSG's asbestos scare that postponed Knicks game Tuesday should not force future games to be relocated.

    Off The Track
    Stalemate between Edmonton, promoter leads to cancellation of Honda Edmonton Indy.

    Family Man
    MLS Chivas USA chief Shawn Hunter stepping down in part to spend more time with family.

    Freak Show
    Tim Lincecum could see marketing windfall with first title, though past marijuana arrest may hurt.

    Mass Appeal
    UMass to host archival collection of sports marketing pioneer Mark McCormack; sports management program renamed for IMG Founder.

    Optimism Abounds
    Survey of 100 NFL players shows most expect a new CBA deal to come by next summer.

    Mr. Perfect
    Former NFL ref Mike Pereira has not been wrong in the 28 times Fox has called on him to explain controversial in-game situations.

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