Quote of the Day

"In the history of network TV sports, only his mentor, Roone Arledge, could match Eberol's impact and legacy."
-- NBC's Bob Costas, on outgoing NBC Sports Group Chair Dick Ebersol. ("The Preakness Stakes," NBC, 5/21)
Monday May 23, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 175 Print This Issue

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  • The Cream Rises To The Top

    TNT's Bulls-Heat Game Three up 26% from Lakers-Suns last year

    TNT earned a 7.7 overnight Nielsen ratings for last night's Bulls-Heat Eastern Conference Finals Game Three from 8:33-11:10pm ET, which is likely to end up as the most-viewed NBA game ever on cable when fast-national data is released later this afternoon. Game One of the series set the current viewership mark last Sunday with 11.1 million viewers. Game Three is also up 26% from the comparable Lakers-Suns Western Conference Finals Game Three on TNT last year. The telecast earned a 22.5 local rating in Chicago and a 24.9 rating in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale. Meanwhile, ESPN earned a 4.5 overnight for Mavericks-Thunder Game Three on Saturday from 9:00-11:45pm, up 2% from a 4.4 overnight for the comparable Celtics-Magic Game Three last year  ...

  • Brothers In Arms

    Other major sports unions file brief in support of NFLPA.

  • Picking Their Spots

    NBC has already sold nearly half of its Super Bowl inventory.

  • Flying High

    NHL expecting record revenues of close to $3B this season.

  • Love Shack

    Preakness Stakes attendance up nearly 12,000 from '10 figures.

  • Home Improvement

    A city report claims Qualcomm Stadium needs $80M in maintenance and repairs.

  • Builder Of An Empire?

    David Rone hired as president of Time Warner Cable's newly created sports division.

  • Taking A Swing At It

    Former Yankees Chair Swindal looks to buy SFX Baseball.

  • Longtime Buds

    Budweiser remains exclusive sponsor of Daytona Int'l Speedway.

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