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ESPN Narrowly Avoids Record-Low "MNF" Rating With Colts' Blowout Of JetsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 06 / 16
ESPN barely avoided a record-low "MNF" overnight rating for the Colts' 41-10 win over the Jets. The telecast from 8:15-11:32pm ET drew a 6.0 overnight rating, which is still above the record-low 5.7 overnight that ESPN drew for Falcons-Saints on Sept. 27. That game was up against the highly-anticipa...
Industry analysts "estimate" that CBS made $150M from its NFL deal this year, while ABC lost "at least" $150M and Fox made a "modest profit," according to Diane Mermigas of ELECTRONIC MEDIA. CBS Presi
Turner Broadcasting is "expected to announce today" plans for a new regional cable channel which will launch this fall and feature 24 hours of movies, sitcoms, and regional news and sports "geared tow
BSKYB IN TALKS WITH CANAL PLUS: The WALL STREET JOURNAL''s Frank & Lippman report that Rupert Murdoch''s BSkyB is "in talks" with France''s Canal Plus SA about a possible merger. Such a merger "would
Golf has "edged the NBA" in Nielsen ratings the past two weekends, as it has been "buoyed" by the "surge" of Tiger Woods, according to USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke. Sunday''s final round coverage of the
The Browns have awarded local TV broadcasting rights to WKYC-NBC, according to David Morgan of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. WKYC will broadcast the team''s preseason games not seen on national TV and wil
The Venus Williams-Steffi Graf semifinal match at the Faber Grand Prix last week in Hannover, Germany, topped the viewership record in Germany for a women''s tennis match with 3.77 million viewers and
Following the "intervention" of the NHL, CBC won an "11th-hour deal" with ESPN2 late Friday which "allowed" the network to carry Saturday''s inaugural game at the Air Canada Centre, according to Willi
NASCAR exec and drivers are upset by a recent article by SI''s Steve Rushin, which was "less than complimentary" of the sport, according to Mike Mulhern of the WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL. NASCAR found the
In N.Y., Bob Raissman wrote that "it''s time" for Turner Sports "to make up their minds" and decide if they will carry a monthly boxing card. Raissman noted that TNT''s airing of two trial cards on Se
In Saturday''s HOUSTON CHRONICLE, David Barron profiled the competition for viewers between Fox Sports, ESPN and CNN/SI in a seven-part feature which focused on challengers to ESPN''s "SportsCenter."