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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...
TNT''s Sunday Dolphins-Bucs game earned a 10.9 national rating on TNT, its "third-highest rating in eight seasons of broadcasting NFL games," according to Lisa Magenheimer of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. The 17
DirecTV filed a complaint with the FCC on Tuesday "charging Comcast Corp. with unfair competition for refusing to offer its new" RSN in Philadelphia to satellite programmers, according to Scott Hettri
The Hurricanes announced that their TV package with Home Team Sports (HTS), Fox Sports South (FSNS) and Capitol Broadcasting will include 29 games on TV, the "lowest number any U.S. team in the NHL wi
JUST SOME GOOD OL'' BOYS: In Charlotte, Kay McFadden gives Fox''s NASCAR film, "Steel Chariots," which debuts tonight at 8:00pm ET, a "B," and calls it "a well-produced family movie that makes the mos
Viacom Inc. has agreed to sell its 50% stake in USA Networks to partner Seagram Co.''s Universal Studios for $1.7B, according to Eben Shapiro of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The deal gives Universal "comp
In addition to SI''s Rick Reilly, ESPN Magazine is "trying to lure" the husband-and-wife team of Steve and Jane Wulf from Time Inc. titles, according to Keith Kelly of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Steve Wulf
The following lists preliminary overnight ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. NBC had the NFL doubleheader, with Fox showing one regional game either at 1:00pm or
For NBA games in Canada this season on TSN, NBA Canada "has opted to sell all the commercial time itself -- a rare undertaking by a major pro sports league," according to Langdon Brockinton of MEDIAWE
Film producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy -- "best known for their involvement in" such films as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Jurassic Park" -- have signed a deal to make "the first large-
With seven sponsors paying a total of nearly $9M, and USA Network paying "more than" $1M for the rights to first- round coverage, NBC will take in "nearly" $3M after production costs for its telecast