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Turner Sports Sees Best NBA All-Star Game Audience Since '13; Saturday Night Up

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

TNT and TBS on Sunday night combined to draw 7.8 million viewers for the NBA All-Star Game, marking the event’s best audience since 8.0 million viewers watched TNT’s solo broadcast in ’13. TNT and TBS saw the combined audience this year jump 3% from 7.61 million viewers in ’1...

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Golf.com Unveils Redsigned Website

SI's Golf.com today debuts a new redesign to its site, highlighted by a larger editorial focus on participatory elements such as equipment reviews, coaching resources and course and travel information. There also is a new channel within the site from writer Alan Shipnuck called The Knockdown. The ne ...

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Golden Knights Still Looking At TV, Radio Deals

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VARIETY's Owen Gleiberman noted ESPN’s five-part "O.J.: Made In America" is now the "frontrunner to win the Oscar for best documentary." The series was "conceived, and made, to be shown on television," but it was "shown in a handful of movie theaters (beginning last fall), so technic ...

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AFC/NFC Title Games Sunday Off From '16

The NFL averaged 46.9 million viewers for its conference championship doubleheader on Sunday, down from 49.7 million viewers last year, but up from 46.2 million viewers two years ago. Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship games both featured lopsided scores. While last year’s Panthers-Cardin ...

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"Real Sports" Seen As Unique In Modern Times

HBO's "Real Sports" begins its 23rd season tonight, as host Bryant Gumbel and his crew have "continued to meticulously turn out their monthly magazine of investigative pieces and in-depth profiles in artisanal batches," according to Stephen Battaglio of the L.A. TIMES. Gumbel said, "We’re ...

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Social Studies: Capitals' James Heuser

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Media Notes

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Mixed Results For Conference Championship Ratings

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ESPN Set To Cancel "The Sports Reporters"

ESPN is canceling "The Sports Reporters," with the Sunday morning show "expected to end in May," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The show began in '88 and "was a forerunner of the flood" of talk shows that air in "most major cities featuring members of the media debating ... the news and iss ...

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CSN Mid-Atlantic, Ravens Not Renewing Deal

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