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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 26 / 15

4.5 – Local rating on SportSouth for the Thunder-Hawks game last Friday, marking a tie for the RSN’s best figure on record in the Atlanta market for a Hawks regular-season game. The game tied a Celtics-Hawks game from January '10 ( Fox Sports ).

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Bengals coach Bruce Coslet signed a three-year deal with Cincinnati''s WCPO-TV for an exclusive series of team- related programs, beginning with a one-hour special during training camp (Bengals)....Sp

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05/19/97
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05/16/97
MEDIA NOTES

USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke notes TNT''s 3.1 NBA playoff rating is up 7% from last year, while NBC''s 6.1 is off 14% from its all-time high of 7.1 in ''96. Meanwhile, Fox has seen a 20% drop in NHL play

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05/16/97
WIRED MAGAZINE GETS "IN THE ZONE" WITH ESPN SPORTSZONE

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05/16/97
OFF TO PIMLICO AS PREAKNESS RATINGS LOOK TO REGAIN LUSTER

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05/16/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

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05/16/97
HARNESS INDUSTRY PAYS TO AIR RACING SERIES ON ESPN2

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05/16/97
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05/15/97
MEDIA NOTES

Sport magazine has named former Hearst Corp. Creative Director Anthony D''Elia to help in the design relaunch of the magazine. D''Elia designed Hearst''s magazine venture ESPN Total Sports (N.Y. POST,

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05/15/97
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