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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

4.06 million – Average viewers for FS1’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this past Sunday. The audience for the race from Martinsville ranks fourth among all FS1 telecasts all-time, behind only three Giants-Cardinals NLCS games from '14 ( THE DAILY ).

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05/01/97
MEDIA NOTES

American Sports Classics has reached a deal with Fran Healy Productions to create "Legends in the Hall," a series of 60 half-hour programs during the next four years that will feature interviews with

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Oakland Athletics, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/30/97
BROADCASTING & CABLE GOES INSIDE TV SPORTS RIGHTS FEES

The cover story in the current issue of BROADCASTING & CABLE is "TV Sports Rights: Going Once, Twice..." The feature, by Steve McClellan, chronicles the current TV sports landscape, complete with deta

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Indiana Fever, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/30/97
MEDIA NOTES

The Rockets reached agreement on a three-year deal with KPRC-AM to become the team''s flagship radio station starting with the ''98-99 season. The deal ends a ten-year relationship with KTRH. KPRC wil

Tags: ESPN, Acushnet, Houston Rockets, LPGA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney, Yahoo

04/29/97
ESPN MAGAZINE LAUNCH DELAYED AGAIN

ESPN''s magazine "that was supposed to begin competing with Sports Illustrated prior to the start of the football season is having its opening day pushed back," according to a New York Observer report

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/29/97
NETWORK NEWS & NOTES: CABLEVISION FILES RESPONSE TO CSN

Cablevision''s response to Classic Sports Network''s (CSN) complaint to the FCC last month, which charged Cablevision with making ownership-for-carriage demands, was made public yesterday, according t

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, DirecTV, Media

04/29/97
NBC OVERNIGHTS FROM NBA ACTION SHOW RATINGS STEADY FROM '96

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s NBA Playoff games on NBC, compared to the first round of the ''96 NBA Playoffs. All times are eastern. The numbers were gathered from NBC. For a comple

Tags: NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media

04/29/97
FOX SPORTS LOOKS TO BRAND OUT INTO APPAREL AND NEW MAGAZINES

Fox Sports "soon will approach major retailers" about establishing branded areas in stores to sell sports merchandise and apparel, according to Chuck Ross of AD AGE. Fox is also "considering" a quarte

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, Media

04/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Bob Raissman calls NBC''s technical coverage of Michael Jordan''s 55-point game on Sunday "mesmerizing," but adds, "Can''t say the same for the time wasted shooting David Falk during the game

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Miami Marlins, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Arizona Coyotes, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/29/97
ONE-ON-ONE NOT LOOKING TO KNOCK OFF WFAN IN THE BIG APPLE

Chicago-based One-on-One Sports radio network hopes to debut in the New York City market by "early fall" as it has purchased WXLX-AM, according to David Hinckley of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Company CEO Ch

Tags: Media

04/29/97
NEWS CORP.-ECHOSTAR DEAL ON HOLD DUE TO DECODER DISPUTE

Rupert Murdoch''s $1B bid to purchase EchoStar Communications and turn ASkyB into a "satellite power" is running into "heavy weather," according to Brooks Boliek of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Murdoch''s

Tags: DirecTV, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

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