Quote of the Day

"The problems with ESPN flow from a left-of-center political lean. Is this ESPN's way of convincing those people that that's not the case?"
-- NBC's Mike Florio, on ESPN bringing Hank Williams Jr. back to "MNF" six years after dropping him following controversial comments about President Obama. ("PFT," NBCSN, 6/5)
Monday June 5, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 187 Print This Issue

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  • Hoop It Up

    Last night's Game 2 peaked at a 14.7 rating from 10:00-10:15pm ET

    Game 2 of the NBA Finals posted an increase in overnight ratings despite a 19-point win by the Warriors over the Cavaliers last night. The Warriors' 132-113 win earned a 12.7 overnight on ABC, up 7% from an 11.8 overnight for Game 2 last year, which saw the Warriors win by 33 points. The 12.7 also is just below a 12.9 rating two years ago for Game 2, which went to overtime and remains ABC's best audience on record for an NBA Finals Game 2. Last night's game peaked at a 14.7 rating from 10:00-10:15pm ET. Through two games, ABC is actually pacing ahead of last year's record-setting figures. The net is averaging a 12.6 overnight after Game 2, up slightly from a 12.5 last year. Last night's telecast will give ABC is 57th straight primetime win ...

  • Surprising Development

    AEG-led Seattle Partners withdraws KeyArena proposal, criticizes city's process.

  • A Country Boy Can Survive

    Hank Williams Jr. is back on "MNF" this year after controversial comments forced him off in '11.

  • Catfish And The Bottlemen

    Nashville ups security following the incredible scene that played out prior to Game 3.

  • Third Gear

    NBCSN sees bump for Preds-Penguins Cup Final Game 3.

  • On The Top Shelf

    NFL alters part of ad policy, allows spots from liquor brands.

  • Enough To Go Around

    Big 12 conference pleased with its '16-17 revenue payouts.

  • Looking Ahead

    Greg Norman plans Verizon-sponsored event that would include team play, fantasy component.

  • What A Character

    Popular former White Sox broadcaster Jimmy Piersall passes away at 87.

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