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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 26 / 15

4.5 – Local rating on SportSouth for the Thunder-Hawks game last Friday, marking a tie for the RSN’s best figure on record in the Atlanta market for a Hawks regular-season game. The game tied a Celtics-Hawks game from January '10 ( Fox Sports ).

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08/23/01
X Games Draw 200,000 Plus

ESPN execs said that 234,950 fans attended ESPN''s ''01 summer X Games, which concluded yesterday in Philadelphia, according to Robert Moran of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Admission to the X Games was

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

08/22/01
X Games Draws Coveted Crowd

For the first two days of the ''01 summer X Games this past weekend, TV ratings on ABC and ESPN were up 20%, according to Kevin Downey of MEDIA LIFE MAGAZINE, who noted ABC''s Saturday telecast of the

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Nielsen, Walt Disney

08/21/01
Skateboarder Dove Rips ESPN

Skateboarder Matt Dove, who won the best trick gold medal "only after a protest" at the ESPN X Games in Philadelphia yesterday, "stirred up a controversy, ... and raised issues about the integrity of

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, General Motors, McDonalds, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Reebok, Walt Disney

08/20/01
X Games Moves Indoors

ESPN officials said that Friday''s X Games session at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, which marked the first time the event was held indoors, drew 33,300 fans, according to Todd Zolecki of the

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

08/17/01
X Games Head Indoors

Beginning today, the ESPN X Games will "switch from outdoor locales around Philadelphia to the First Union Center for a final six-day run," according to Robert Moran of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Mora

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Football, McDonalds, Walt Disney

08/16/01
Are X Games Annoying Athletes?

For some athletes, the X Games "have gone to excess," and BMX dirt jumper Taj Mihelich, a past X Games medalist, "refused to participate," according to Erin Chain of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Mihelich s

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

08/14/01
ESPN OK With X Games Crowds

ESPN Assistant Dir for Marketing & Communication Amy Lupo said that "about 15,000 people attended skateboard and street luge events" this past weekend at the ESPN X Games in Philadelphia, which marked

Tags: ABC, ATT, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, General Motors, Motorola, PepsiCo, Walt Disney

08/13/01
IAAF Championships Earn Profit

IAAF World Championships in Athletics officials announced that the ten-day event in Edmonton sold about 400,886 tickets, placing the IAAF "past its [C]$12.5-million break-even sales target," according

Tags: Events and Attractions, Track & Field

08/09/01
IAAF Close To Ticket Goal

Edmonton 2001 CEO Rick LeLacheur said that the IAAF World Championships in Athletics is "on track to cross the finish line on-budget," with C$12M in sales, according to Timothy Le Riche of the EDMONTO

Tags: Events and Attractions, Track & Field

08/08/01
Jefferson County Slashes Funds

The Greater Louisville Sports Commission (GLSC) is "feeling the pinch" of a $75,000 funding cut by Jefferson County, KY, according to Sheldon Shafer of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. GLSC Exec Dir An

Tags: Events and Attractions, Sports Events

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