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The Indianapolis 500 this Sunday on ABC will have "no shortage of compelling story lines," leaving TV execs "feeling confident about another bump in viewership this year," according to Dave Skretta of the AP. Ratings for the race "dropped precipitously throughout the 1990s," and while there have "be...
In the debut airing of HBO''s "Real Sports," Frank Deford took a critical look at The Masters tournament and the Augusta National Golf Club. Deford: "The Masters is the last dictatorship in sport. It
"ESPN''s Total Sports" is the name of the new sports magazine to be published jointly by Hearst Corp.''s Magazine Division and ESPN, according to INSIDE MEDIA''s Chuck Ross and Langdon Brockington. He
KLSX-FM, the station that carries Howard Stern''s nationally syndicated show, will replace KFI as the Raiders'' flagship radio station. KLSX signed a multi-year deal with the team on Friday. Scott Ned
Since the showdown between Michigan State''s Magic Johnson and Indiana State''s Larry Bird in ''79 set a ratings record with a 24.1, the men''s NCAA basketball title game has never drawn less than 18.
ESPN, which was to televise last night''s opener between the Mets and Marlins, instead carried an extended "SportsCenter," NCAA Final Four films and a tape delay of an America''s Cup race. Other cable
Yesterday''s premiere of the NHL on Fox received a 2.5 rating and a 6 share in Nielsen overnights, according to Fox Sports spokesperson Vince Wladika. Wladika noted that their 2.5 is up 47% from ABC''
The Sports Emmys will be awarded April 25 at the Marriot Marquis in New York. The nominations in 26 categories were announced last week by the the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The n
TV sports columnists are examining the effect of this weekend''s possible replacement opening on the baseball''s advertisers and broadcasters. In Washington, Leonard Shapiro writes, "No one really kno
With Fox debuting its coverage of the NHL this Sunday at 3:00pm (ET), many columnists offer final advice and critiques. In Toronto, Rob Longley writes, "Hockey purists consider this a warning: Fox Spo
A source close to Viacom Chair Sumner Redstone believes that he will go after NBC when that network is officially "in play," according to the N.Y. POST. The price will be as much as $6B, and all of it