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U.S. Win Over China Gives Fox Third-Best Audience Ever For Women's Soccer Game

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Fox drew its best soccer audience ever for the U.S.-China FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal on Friday night, averaging 5.7 million viewers for the match. The audience also marks the third-most-viewed women’s soccer match all-time in the U.S., behind only the U.S.-China WWC final in &rs...

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10/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

MLB: MLBP has licensed Total Sports and the AP to present a real-time Internet wirecast of the World Series at www.totalsports.net, http://wire.ap.org; and www. mlbworldseries.com (Total Sports)....In

Tags: MLB, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media

10/20/97
NBC'S PRELIMINARY OVERNIGHT FOR GAME TWO A 16.3/25

NBC said its preliminary overnight for Game Two of the World Series is a 16.3/25, up from last year''s 15.2/23, which took place on a Monday night on Fox. Saturday''s World Series Game One received a

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10/20/97
OHLMEYER LASHES OUT AGAIN AT NBC/MLB TV PARTNERSHIP

NBC West Coast Division President Don Ohlmeyer said Friday that "he was hopeful of a four-game sweep in the World Series," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Ohlmeyer: "The fast

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10/17/97
WORLD SERIES RATINGS HISTORY: NUMBERS FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS

The following lists World Series household rating trends over the past twenty years (Nielsen Sports). YR GMS TMS RAT/SHR YR GMS TMS RAT/SHR ''77 6 NYY-LAD 29.9/52 ''87 7 MIN-STL 23.9/41 ''78 6 NYY-LAD

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10/17/97
IS CBC/NHL DEAL NEAR? DO FALLING LEAFS HURT LEAGUE RATINGS?

The CBC''s TV deal with the NHL is "virtually done and will be announced shortly," according to William Houston of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Sources put the deal at C$200- 250M over five years and sou

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10/17/97
MLS' LOGAN CALLS NEW TV DEAL "HUGE STEP FORWARD" FOR LEAGUE

ESPN and MLS have reached a six-year TV deal through the 2003 season. As part of the deal, ABC Sports will air a minimum of 12 telecasts a season, including the league opener, the All-Star Game and th

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10/17/97
OUTDOOR LIFE NETWORK HITS THE SLOPES FOR NEW TV SEASON

The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) will feature 73 International Ski Federation World Cup events, including 41 same-day Alpine races in its skiing lineup for the ''97-98 season. Programming will include d

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10/17/97
COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: FINE TALES FROM THE SPACEMAN

The number of feature films on baseball is examined by VARIETY''s Michael Fleming in his "Buzz" column. Woody Harrelson will play former Red Sox P Bill Lee in "Almost Perfect Game," which Paramount "i

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10/17/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists overnight ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. ABC''s NCAA football games were: OSU-PSU; USC-ASU; OK-TX; and NCSU-GTU. The numbers were gathered

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10/17/97
OBSERVERS DIFFER WHETHER MARLINS-TRIBE CAN REEL VIEWERS IN

NBC will begin its coverage of the ''97 World Series on Saturday at 7:30pm with Game One to begin at 8:05. NBC''s Bob Costas will handle play-by-play, with Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker providing analysis

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, UPS, YankeeNets

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