Quote of the Day

"If you thought I was cocky and obnoxious before … get ready."
-- Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, reading from CBS' David Letterman's Top Ten list. ("Late Show," CBS, 6/15)
Thursday June 16, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 192 Print This Issue

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  • A Cup Of Chowder

    Bruins' Cup-clinching win earns 5.7 overnight rating on NBC

    NBC earned a 5.7 overnight Nielsen rating for the Bruins' 4-0 win over the Canucks in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final, which is tied with the Devils-Ducks '03 finale as the best Game Seven overnight ever. Bruins-Canucks is also behind only last year's Blackhawks-Flyers series-clinching Game Six (5.8 overnight) as the highest-rated Cup telecast in 37 years, dating back to Flyers-Bruins Game Six in '74 which earned a 7.6 overnight. The 5.7 overnight is up 14% from Penguins-Red Wings Game Seven in '09. Last night's game earned a 43.4 local rating in Boston, marking the best NHL overnight in the market on record, as well as the best overnight in Boston for any major sports championship since the Giants-Patriots Super Bowl XLII telecast ...

  • Can I See Your License?

    Letter warns IMG College of potential antitrust violations.

  • Boardwalk Empire

    Devils Owner Vanderbeek in talks to buy investor's 47% stake.

  • Reaping The Rewards

    Li Na signs deal with Mercedes-Benz worth $1.5M annually.

  • Under Further Review

    NFL investigating use of players' images to promote adult-themed party in Miami.

  • Progressive Thinking

    Michigan and Ohio State will play a hockey game in January at Progressive Field.

  • Congressional Hearing

    The absence of Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open could impact ratings projections.

  • Mixed Forecast

    Execs discuss good, bad of sports TV's future at annual Cable Show.

  • Those Guys Have All The Fun

    Critics say the "Golf Boys" video is just what the PGA Tour needs.

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