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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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: (
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
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 "