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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15
NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...
MLS CUP: ABC''s coverage of the MLS Cup ''97 on Sunday drew a 1.8/4 preliminary overnight rating (THE DAILY). ONLINE: The World Series site, www.totalworldseries. com, was viewed in more than 40 count
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: (
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 "