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05/02/97
FINAL NETWORK RATINGS FROM LAST WEEKEND'S SPORTS EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. Regional programming indicated with (^). NHL on Fox regional telecasts were Red Wings-Blues, Mighty Duc

Tags: ABC, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, CBS, Champ Car World Series, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Orlando Magic, PBA, PGA Tour, Arizona Coyotes, RDV Sports, Southwest Sports Group, Media, St. Louis Blues, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/02/97
MEDIA NOTES

ABC Sports will use a Jockey-Cam for the first time at Saturday''s running of the Kentucky Derby. The one-pound, 3.75-ounce camera will be on the cap of Alex Solis, who will ride one of the favorites,

Tags: ABC, ESPN, HBO, NBA, Media, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, WNBA

05/02/97
TEAM NEWS & NOTES: LAKERS HAVE PRIORITY OVER DUCKS ON KCAL

L.A.''s KCAL-TV, the Lakers flagship, will air Game One of the Mighty Ducks-Red Wings game today at 4:30pm PT and also telecast Game Four of the Blazers-Lakers first-round series at 7:30pm PT, accordi

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Media, Walt Disney

05/02/97
NEWS CORP. EXEC RESIGNS; WILL MURDOCH ABANDON SATELLITE TV?

Preston Padden, the Chair of News Corp.''s American Sky Broadcasting, resigned Thursday, "apparently the result of a falling out with [News Corp. Chair Rupert] Murdoch," according to Sallie Hofmeister

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

05/02/97
RATINGS NEWS & NOTES: BULLS-BULLETS SETS TNT'S SEASON-HIGH

Wednesday''s Game Three of the Bulls-Bullets first-round playoff series from Landover earned TNT a season-high 5.0 rating (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 5/2). In Washington, local broadcast carrier WBDC-TV

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media, St. Louis Blues, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, YankeeNets

05/02/97
NEWSPORT ENDS OPERATION; SUBSCRIBERS GET NEW CLASSIC CHANNEL

"After three years of financial losses and format shuffling," Rainbow Media is "pulling the plug," effective July 9, on NewSport, the 24-hour sports news and information service, according to Steve Zi

Tags: American Skiing Co., Cablevision, ESPN, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/01/97
SOMEBODY STOP THEM! GIANTS GAME INTERRUPTED FOR "THE MASK"

The MLB Giants "didn''t like it" when KTVU-TV, a Fox affil, and the team''s minority partner, "shrank them in the ninth inning" Tuesday so the Jim Carrey film, "The Mask," could start at 8:00pm PT, ac

Tags: News Corp./Fox, San Francisco Giants, Media

05/01/97
IS MLB TRYING TO GET TEAMS ON SAME PAGE REGARDING WEBCASTS?

MLB''s edict to suspend cybercasting games was examined by Josh Rubin of the TORONTO STAR. Most teams have taken their games off the Internet after MLB sent a letter "reminding" teams that the cyberca

Tags: Houston Astros, Minnesota Wild, MLB, NHL, Media, Toronto Blue Jays

05/01/97
ABC TO BRING GLOVER TO JOIN HANK WILLIAMS -- NO, NOT CRISPIN

Broadway''s "Bring in ''Da Noise, Bring in ''Da Funk" star Savion Glover will join Hank Williams Jr. in a new opening and promo spots for ABC''s "Monday Night Football," according to Stephen Battaglio

Tags: ABC, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

05/01/97
RATINGS NOTES: BLUES FANS TUNE IN; NETWORKS RELEASE NUMBERS

Figures from Nielsen Media show that in St. Louis, "more than 10 times as many households saw the Blues'' home playoff telecasts this year than in the corresponding period of 1996," according to Dan C

Tags: CBS, Colorado Avalanche, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Arizona Coyotes, Media, St. Louis Blues, Viacom

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