Quote of the Day

"Jon Gruden is tuning up Dion Jordan. Harsh criticism. Would love to hear this in an MNF broadcast from him."
-- The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, on the ESPN analyst's performance during the NFL Draft first round Thursday. (TWITTER.com, 4/25)
Friday April 26, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 161 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Pigskin Power

    ESPN and NFL Network combined to average a 5.9 overnight Nielsen rating for the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, flat compared to last year. This year’s telecast is tied with ’12 as the second-best first round overnight on record, behind only ’10, which was the first year the event aired in primetime. The 5.9 combined rating is also up 14% from ’11. ESPN averaged a 4.6 overnight for its coverage, down 4% from last year. The net’s overnight is also up 7% from a 4.3 rating in ’11, but down 15% from a 5.4 rating in ’10. NFL Network earned a 1.2 overnight for its coverage, up from a 1.0 rating last year. The net earned a 0.9 rating in ’11 and a 1.0 rating in ’10. For ESPN and ...

  • Eastern Promises

    Ireland, Brandon stake reps on bold Draft moves; too early to criticize Idzik's first picks?

  • Secret Agent Men

    CAA leads all agencies with five first-round draftees; Lagardère Unlimited claims top pick Fisher.

  • Peach Pit

    Chick-fil-A caught off guard by proposed name change to Atlanta bowl game.

  • Bigger And Better

    MSG begins marketing its redesigned luxury suites.

  • Summertime Blues

    MLB won't alter sked to boost chance of rejoining Olympics.

  • Top Chef

    Levy Restaurants selected as Rose Garden culinary partner.

  • Spinning Wheels

    USA Pro Challenge announces the course for the upcoming Colorado cycling race.

  • The K Club

    Reds pitchers' strikeouts have already cost a local pizza chain more than $100K due to a team promo.

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