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ESPN and NFL Network on Thursday night combined for a 6.7 overnight rating for Round 1 of the NFL Draft, marking the telecast's best figure since a record-setting 8.7 overnight in '14, as fans waited on QB Johnny Manziel's selection. The combined figure is up 6% from a 6.3 overnight last year. ESPN ...
BMW, Mitsubishi, Volvo and Microsoft "are among the latest bluechip businesses to sign on as first-time advertisers for Turner Sports'' coverage of the NBA," according to Langdon Brockinton of the SPO
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NBC''s Jim Gray held a conference call with the media yesterday, during which he defended his aggressive questioning of Pete Rose on Sunday about whether Rose would apologize for betting on baseball.
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Last night''s Game Two of the World Series earned a 15.7/24 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating on NBC, up 10% from last year''s Padres-Yankees Game Two on Fox. The game earned a 32.7/44 in N.Y. and
The New York City Marathon "will return to network TV for the first time in six years" after signing a broadcast agreement with NBC, according to Steve Gelsi of CBS MarketWatch. NBC will feature a one
Immediately after last night''s pregame ceremony honoring MLB''s All-Century Team, NBC''s Jim Gray interviewed team member Pete Rose and asked Rose if he was ready to "admit that [he] bet on baseball
ABC has sold a 30-second spot for its broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIV for a "whopping" $3M, according to sources of Langdon Brockinton of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The buyer''s identity went "undisclo
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