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ESPN Won't Continue Airing French Open, Citing Meager Ratings, Poor Time SlotsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15
ESPN is "walking away from the French Open after 13 years," according to SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Kaplan & Ourand. ESPN execs said that the decision is "based on the network’s position as the second or third TV outlet covering the tournament -- behind NBC and Tennis Channel." Tha...
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Fox''s coverage of last night''s ALCS Orioles-Indians Game Five earned an 11.1/17 overnight rating. Fox earned a 10.8/17 for Sunday''s Game Four and a 8.4/18 for Saturday''s Game Three. On NBC, Saturd
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The National Academy of Cable Programming has announced the nominations for the CableACE Awards to be presented November 14-15 in L.A. In sports categories, ESPN leads the field with 22 nominations; H
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Fox said its telecast of Game One of the ALCS earned a 9.2 preliminary overnight rating with a 15 share. NBC''s late afternoon coverage of Game Two of the NLCS received a preliminary overnight of 6.1/