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ESPN Sees Lowest NBA Draft Overnight Since '12; Ingram Sees Social Media PickupPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 24 / 16
ESPN drew a 2.4 overnight rating for the NBA Draft on Thursday night, marking the event's lowest since '12. The event drew a 3.1 overnight the past two iterations, which are records for the telecast. Louisville led all markets last night with a 6.5 local rating. The top five markets were rounded out...
Following the "intervention" of the NHL, CBC won an "11th-hour deal" with ESPN2 late Friday which "allowed" the network to carry Saturday''s inaugural game at the Air Canada Centre, according to Willi
In N.Y., Bob Raissman wrote that "it''s time" for Turner Sports "to make up their minds" and decide if they will carry a monthly boxing card. Raissman noted that TNT''s airing of two trial cards on Se
In Saturday''s HOUSTON CHRONICLE, David Barron profiled the competition for viewers between Fox Sports, ESPN and CNN/SI in a seven-part feature which focused on challengers to ESPN''s "SportsCenter."
HBO''s Armen Keteyian examines the "showdown" between Fox Sports and ESPN, "two of the most powerful players in sports," on the next "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel," which airs Monday at 10:30pm ET.
CBC''s "Hockey Night In Canada" will broadcast two NHL games on Saturday night, but the Canadiens-Maple Leafs game marking the grand opening of the Air Canada Centre, "may not" be one of those games,
ESPY: ESPN''s "ESPY Awards" received a 2.2 cable rating, doubling the "average college basketball audience" for a Monday night (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 2/19). In Miami, Barry Jackson writes that the
Bertelsmann said that it would not pay the $138M TV rights fee that the European soccer association (UEFA) is requesting, according to Ed Meza of DAILY VARIETY, leaving the profitability of the televi
The following lists final national Nielsen ratings for last weekend''s sporting events (THE DAILY): EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "Best Things In Golf" 13-Feb NBC 3:00-4:00pm 1.4/4 World Alpine Skiing C
ESPN''s 10th season of MLB coverage will begin on Sunday, April 4, with the Rockies-Padres game from Monterrey, Mexico. In addition to its Sunday night coverage, ESPN will televise Wednesday doublehea
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