Quote of the Day

"The cross-platform viewing, the way people are viewing not just the Olympics but all of our programming, is really what the future is going to be"
-– NBCUniversal President of Research & Media Development Alan Wurtzel, on the network’s findings from the Sochi Games. ((L.A. TIMES, 2/13))
Thursday February 13, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 106 Print This Issue

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  • Eyes Of The World

    NBC Sports execs "were decidedly pleased with the performance of the Sochi Winter Olympics, thus far," according to Michael O’Connell of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The seventh day of Sochi coverage saw ratings approaching the '10 Vancouver Games, and, "with multiple platforms, they're breaking records." The "negatives of Sochi” have “not seemed to deter viewers." NBCUniversal President of Research & Media Development Alan Wurtzel said, "Our viewers were totally aware of all that, but a total 87 percent said it didn't matter to them." Over the weekend, 44% of viewers who said that hearing results prior to Sunday coverage indicated that it "would have no impact on their intent" to watch ( HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 2/13 ). In ...

  • Breakfast Of Champions?

    On the heels of winning a gold medal in Sochi, U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg could now possibly appear on a future box of Wheaties.

  • The Captain's Curtain Call

    After an iconic career, Yankees SS Derek Jeter announces on his Facebook page that he will retire following the '14 season.

  • This One's For John!

    Fresh off a Super Bowl appearance, Broncos Exec VP/Football Operations John Elway gets a three-year extension, the added title of GM.

  • The New Cubby Cove

    The Cubs hold the ribbon-cutting ceremony for their $84M Spring Training site, Cubs Park, as the facility opens up to rave reviews.

  • Mr. Big Stuff

    Moonves shows some swagger after CBS' Thursday NFL deal.

  • Workers' Compensation

    MLB teams allowed to cut pension-plan offerings to staff.

  • Call Crockett And Tubbs!

    Is Beckham really considering "Miami Vice" for team's name?

  • Jet-Setters

    MI State's Hollis creates four-team tourney mixing hoops, history and culture.

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