Quote of the Day

"HBO Boxing is a hit series. You don't buy one episode of Game of Thrones and then let them bid up the second episode."
–- HBO Sports President Ken Hershman, on why the net is not interested in one-fight deals. (SI.com, 6/5)
Friday June 6, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 187 Print This Issue

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  • Sweating It Out

    A 10.4 overnight for Game 1 was down 2% from a 10.6 overnight from last year

    ABC earned a 10.4 overnight rating for Heat-Spurs NBA Finals Game 1 on Thursday night, down 2% from a 10.6 overnight for the same matchup last year. Thursday's game also is down 12% from an 11.8 overnight for Heat-Thunder Game 1 in '12 and down 3% from a 10.7 overnight for Mavericks-Heat Game 1 in '11. Still, the overnight was good enough to deliver the 38th straight night that an NBA Finals game has won across all of TV. Heat-Spurs Game 1 earned a 40.4 local rating in San Antonio and a 30.5 rating in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale. The top markets were rounded out by Austin (17.9), West Palm Beach (17.2) and Las Vegas (13.7). ABC's telecast peaked at a 12.7 rating during the final quarter hour ( Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor ). AIR BAL ...

  • Cramping His Style

    Gatorade apologizes for a series of critical tweets aimed at LeBron James, a Powerade endorser.

  • Crowning Achievement?

    NBC expects a big audience for the Belmont but is trying not to put the cart before the horse.

  • Hold Your Horses

    Horse racing fans hope a Triple Crown win can boost the sport's fortunes.

  • Keeping The Throne

    Report NHL Kings are for sale called "complete fabrication."

  • Simply Reds

    Anfield renovation the "defining moment" of FSG's ownership.

  • For Those About To Rock

    Concerts at Wrigley likely to grow with new Cubs radio deal.

  • At The Copa Cabana

    Jaguars rolling out NFL's first party cabanas this year.

  • State Of Flux

    N.C. State AD Debbie Yow says the school will retire its current marketing slogan.

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