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Indy 500 Draws Best Overnight Since '11, While Coca-Cola 600 Down From Recent Years

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ABC drew a 4.3 overnight rating for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon, which saw Juan Pablo Montoya capture his second win at the Brickyard. That figure is up from a 4.0 overnight for last year's dramatic finish, which saw Ryan Hunter-Reay hold off Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti&nb...

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10/28/97
CBS EXTENDS PACT WITH BIG TEN TO INCLUDE CONFERENCE TOURNEY

CBS Sports and the Big Ten have agreed to a multi-year contract extension to broadcast Big Ten basketball games and the Big Ten Tournament. The new deal, beginning with the ''97-98 season, calls for a

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10/28/97
NBA.COM INCLUDES INCREASED GAME COVERAGE AND NEW SPONSORS

NBA.com has launched its third season on the Web with new features, a new design and increased game coverage. The site''s new NBA.com Arena will include a full range of game- coverage offerings, inclu

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10/28/97
NBC AWAITS FINAL WORLD SERIES NUMBERS; TELECAST PRAISED

Final ratings for NBC''s World Series coverage will be available today, but Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES reports that even "with the big" Sunday overnight of a 26.0, the Series "will come close

Tags: MLB, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

10/27/97
NBC'S EARLY OVERNIGHT SHOWS A 26.0/39 RATING

NBC said its coverage of Game Seven of the ''97 World Series last night earned a 26.0/39 preliminary overnight rating (THE DAILY). Thursday-night''s Game Five earned a 17.2/30, tying for the second-lo

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10/27/97
MEDIA NOTES

After Marv Albert''s suspended sentence on Friday, speculation continued on his possible return to broadcasting. Marquee Group CEO Bob Gutkowski: "I do think he has an opportunity to get back. Maybe n

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10/24/97
WILL NBC OFFER MAKE-GOODS IF SERIES DOESN'T DELIVER?

Thursday''s Game Five of the World Series earned a preliminary overnight rating of 18.5/30 (THE DAILY). AFTER FOUR: In N.Y., Michael Starr reports that Game Four earned a final national rating of 15.5

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10/24/97
MEDIA NOTES

PROGRAMMING: On CBS'' "60 Minutes" Sunday, national basketball scout Bob Gibbons "contends that big-name athletic footwear makers are corrupting high schoolers -- even preteens, in some cases -- by gi

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10/24/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists final ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. The numbers were gathered from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Football: (

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10/23/97
MEDIA NOTES

FRANCHISES: The Eagles TV Network, the team''s in-house production and programming arm, will be seen on stations throughout PA, inculding flagship WPHL-WB in Philadelphia; WPMT-Fox in Harrisburg, York

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10/23/97
THE WORLD SERIES: NUMBERS YET TO SHOW MUCH SIGNS OF LIFE

NBC''s coverage of Game Four of the World Series between the Marlins and Indians earned a preliminary overnight rating of 15.9/25 (THE DAILY). The national rating for Game Three was a 15.6/23, which "

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