Quote of the Day

"If I thought about going to the Preakness, I'm never going now."
-- ESPN's Jackie MacMullan, on the Preakness Stakes’ controversial "Kegasus" campaign. ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 4/4)
Tuesday April 5, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 142 Print This Issue

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  • The Dog Pound

    Overnight for UConn-Butler down almost 17% from last year's title game

    CBS earned a 13.3 overnight Nielsen rating for UConn’s 53-41 defeat of Butler in the NCAA men's basketball national championship game last night, down 16.9% from a 16.0 overnight for Duke-Butler last year. However, UConn-Butler is up 11.8% from an 11.9 overnight for North Carolina-Michigan State in ’09. Indianapolis led all metered markets last night with a 49.2 local rating, followed by Hartford-New Haven with a 28.8 rating. CBS did not win the night in primetime, finishing with a 10.0 rating, second behind ABC’s 13.1 in primetime for “Dancing With The Stars” and “Castle.” CBS and Turner for the entire tournament averaged a 7.2 overnight rating, up 9% from a 6.6 overnight last year, when CBS was the sole broadcaster. This marks the best to ...

  • Take Two

    Dodgers revive negotiations with Fox on TV rights deal, but Selig again would have final say.

  • Balance Beam

    New Balance inks deal to become official footwear, apparel sponsor of Red Sox.

  • The More The Merrier

    NHL Panthers sell rink naming rights to Lexus in league first.

  • Badge Of Honor

    Secondary ticket agents seeing prices rise for Masters badges.

  • Humana From Heaven?

    Report that Humana will title sponsor the Bob Hope Classic called "premature."

  • Bear Market

    Cubs, coming off fifth-place finish and price increase, draw smallest crowd since '02.

  • Upset Special

    UConn women's Final Four loss down 15% on ESPN from win in '10.

  • Direct Connect

    Radio show offers Gary Bettman unique opportunity to talk to fans.

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