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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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XFL Ratings Continue Slide

Nielsen ratings for the XFL''s fifth week on NBC last Saturday were a 2.4/4, down 8% from the previous week and 75% lower than Week One, according to BLOOMBERG NEWS'' Rick Westhead. NBC has finished l

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Colleges, Football, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, TNN, UPN

Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with QB Brad Johnson signing with the Buccaneers, followed by the Lions signing QB Jim Harbaugh to a two-y

Tags: ABC, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Baseball, Basketball, CBS, Colleges, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Football, HBO, Hockey, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Portland Trail Blazers, San Jose Sharks, Soccer, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tennis, Time Warner, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

Top Ad Dollars In 4Q By Sport

The following lists data from Nielsen Media Research – AdViews estimating total sports TV ad expenditures by sport for the fourth quarter of 2000 (THE DAILY). TOP TEN ESTIMATED NATIONAL TV EXPEND

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, Football, Golf, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, Nielsen, Olympics, The Back of the Book, Winter Sports

Names In The News

In CA, Kevin Ding reports Lakers coach PHIL JACKSON has written a book with longtime friend CHARLEY ROSEN called "MORE THAN A GAME," due to be released March 25. The book "is more reflective of the au

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Cablevision, Colleges, Horse Racing, Los Angeles Lakers, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Tennis, Texas Rangers

Two Finalists For Grizzlies?

Steve Perry, Chief of Staff for LA Gov. Mike Foster, said yesterday during a speech to the Press Club of Baton Rouge that the "race" for the Grizzlies "is down to only" New Orleans and Anaheim, accord

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Franchises, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, News Corp./Fox

Marketplace Round-Up

HANCOCK SIGNS DEAL WITH RED SOX: In Boston, Will McDonough reported that John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, an MLB sponsor, will "have its logo flying high over Fenway Park this season." The company

Tags: ATP, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Coca-Cola, Colleges, FC Dallas, Acushnet, Golf, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, MLB, MLS, New York Liberty, Nike, Soccer, Tennis

League Notes

SELIG''S AFFAIR OF THE HEART: Speaking at spring training in AZ, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig spoke of possible MLB contraction: "I wouldn''t take contraction off the table. It''s one of the options out

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Preliminary Weekend Ratings

The following lists preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Figure Skating: European Champ. 3/3 ABC 2:00-4:00pm 2.7/7 Men''s Soccer: U.

Tags: ABC, CBS, Colleges, Motorsports, NASCAR, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Soccer, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney, Winter Sports

Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "The Keith Olbermann Evening News" led with XFL ratings continuing to drop, followed by the Dubai Desert Classic. The first report on N

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Final Rating Comparison For '00

The following lists final national Nielsen ratings for many of the major sports events on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in ''00 compared to event ratings in ''99 and ''98 (THE DAILY).   2000 1999 1998 %+

Tags: ABC, Baseball, Basketball, CBS, Colleges, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, Motorsports, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Soccer, Media, Tennis, Viacom, Walt Disney, Winter Sports

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