Quote of the Day

"We do not have a narrative problem. We don’t have a narrative of declining usage at ESPN, and we are not retrenching. We are adding viewers on other platforms to supplement our performance on TV. What we have is an internal narrative of continued dramatic success."
-- ESPN President John Skipper, on the state of the network. (THE DAILY)
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Vol. 22 — No. 35 Print This Issue

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  • A Sign Of Things To Come?

    K.C. led all markets for Mets-Royals Game 1 with a 57.3 local rating

    Fox drew a 10.5 overnight rating for the Royals' 5-4 win in 14 innings over the Mets last night, marking the best figure for Game 1 of the World Series since Phillies-Yankees drew a 13.8 in '09. The telecast lasted from 8:00pm-1:00am ET and was up 31% from the Giants-Royals opener last year (8.0 overnight). The game delivered Fox a win in primetime among all nets. The telecast peaked at a 12.1 rating from 10:45-11:00pm. K.C. led all markets with a 57.3 local rating, which is the best Game 1 figure for any local market since at least the '96 World Series. N.Y. drew a 26.2 local rating for the game ( Fox ). BACK IN BLACK : In N.Y., Bob Raissman notes both Fox' "primary and backup generators were hit with a 'rare electronics failure'" duri ...

  • Community Action Plan

    Rams fans plead for team to stay in St. Louis, but voice their disdain for Stan Kroenke.

  • Defense Mechanism

    Despite recent layoffs and "false narratives," John Skipper proclaims ESPN likes where it is.

  • From The Jump

    TNT sees increase for opening night NBA doubleheader.

  • Hotline Bling

    The Warriors open the NBA season by unveiling their '14-15 championship rings.

  • The Real Deal

    New daily fantasy regulator says effort not just a PR ploy.

  • Say It Ain't So

    McDonald's rolls out a new game with several spots featuring NFL personalities crossing enemy lines.

  • Going For The Green

    PGA Tour's three-year deal with Microsoft will create advanced tier of golf analytics.

  • Philly Stakes

    76ers' O'Neil says rebuilding process has turned corner.

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