Quote of the Day

"The world's going to like him a lot. I think he'll do a good job of representing the sport in whatever he does this week."
-- Driver Carl Edwards, on Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne. (SCENEDAILY.com, 2/20)
Monday February 21, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 111 Print This Issue

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  • Fox' Daytona 500 Telecast Earns 8.2 Overnight, Up 17%

    Fox' coverage of Bayne's Daytona 500 win up 17% in overnight rating

    Fox earned an 8.2 overnight Nielsen rating for the Daytona 500 yesterday afternoon, which saw rookie Trevor Bayne become the youngest driver ever to win NASCAR's signature race. The overnight rating is up 17% from a 7.0 overnight last year, which saw the race air up against NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Games, and also up 3% from an 8.0 overnight in '09. Fox also earned a 4.4 overnight for pre-race coverage, up 19% from a 3.7 last year. NASCAR.com also saw record-breaking traffic yesterday, according to date from Omniture and Bango. The site saw a record 1.6 million unique visitors (+11%) and 11.2 million page views (+8%). On the mobile front, the site saw 300,000 unique visitors (+100%) and three million page views (+169%) ( Austin Karp, ...

  • Fixer-Upper

    Stern reiterates NBA's system is broken, needs to be fixed.

  • Welcome To The O.C.?

    Maloofs seriously considering moving Kings to Anaheim.

  • Flying High

    TNT earns 6.2 overnight rating for NBA All-Star Game, up 35%.

  • License To Thrill

    Blake Griffin's dunk over Kia Optima was five weeks in the making.

  • Going Back To Its Roots

    NHL Heritage Classic called "better than we ever imagined."

  • All Olympics, All The Time

    IOC anticipates U.S. TV rights bidders will look into feasibility of launching Olympic network.

  • The Total Package?

    NASCAR may have found its next big star in Daytona champ Trevor Bayne.

  • In Memory

    MLB Cardinals co-Owner Andrew Baur passes away at 66.

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