Quote of the Day

"If you build it, be prepared to shut down the upper deck if the fans don't show up."
-- NBC's Brian Williams, on the Marlins' decision to close the upper bowl at Marlins Park for some weeknight games. ("Nightly News," NBC, 5/8)
Thursday May 9, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 170 Print This Issue

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  • Tough Opening Quarter

    Grizzlies-Clippers finale was one of three first-round games on ESPN2

    The first round of the NBA Playoffs averaged 2.96 million viewers for 45 games across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and NBA TV, down 9% from 3.27 million viewers for 44 telecasts across the five nets during last year’s first round. ABC averaged 5.11 million viewers for its four telecasts. That is up slightly from five telecasts last season, which included Grizzlies-Clippers Game 7. ESPN averaged 3.1 million viewers for its nine first-round games, down slightly from its eight telecasts last season, when the net would go on to have it most-viewed playoffs on record. Games did see a 83% jump for average minute audience on WatchESPN. TNT saw a 10% drop for 24 first-round games, averaging 3.37 million viewers vs. 3.78 million viewers in ’12 ...

  • Forever In Blue Jeans

    The 49ers will receive about $11M per year through their deal with Levi's.

  • Two-Shot Penalty

    Some critics are wondering whether Vijay Singh is biting the hand that feeds him with lawsuit.

  • I Love College

    Vikings reach deal with UM to play at TCF Bank Stadium.

  • Protective Services

    J.A. Happ incident brings MLB pitcher protection to the forefront.

  • A Raincheck On That Raincheck

    The Nationals decide to switch back to their old ticket policy for rainouts.

  • Rules Of Engagement

    Did the NFLPA enact a rule to prevent Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports from signing NFL clients?

  • What Happens In Vegas

    Is a strained relationship with the UNLV president to blame for AD Livengood's retirement?

  • Tracking Device

    Unsealed divorce docs reveal Brian France worth $550M in '05.

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