Rio Rating Lowest Since Sydney In '00 Several SI Employees Impacted By Time Layoffs MASN Lays Out Case To Keep Dispute From RSDC Canada Changes Rule For Super Bowl Ads ESPN Public Editor Examines Body Issue Social Studies: Tailgating Expert Daina Falk NFL Reportedly Nixes Tirico As "TNF" Option WEEI's John Dennis Steps Down Olympics Hurting "Hard Knocks" Numbers Media Notes
NBC Wraps Up Rio With Lowest Primetime Summer Olympic Rating Since SydneyPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16
NBC averaged a 14.4 rating (25.4 million viewers) for 17 nights of Olympic coverage, marking the broadcast net’s lowest figure since the ’00 Sydney Games, which averaged a 13.8 rating. This year’s broadcast rating also was down 18% from the '12 London Games and down 11% from th...
CanWest Global Communications Corp. "has shelved its offer" to buy NetStar Communications, which owns Canadian sports net TSN, "citing major differences with NetStar''s one-third owner," ESPN, accordi
NO FINAL RATINGS: Due to the Labor Day holiday, final network ratings from last weekend''s sports events were unavailable at press time (THE DAILY). NHL PERSONALITIES: "Hockey Night In Canada" announc
ABC''s "Monday Night Blast" pregame show is examined by Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES, who calls the program "Pigskin Lite, designed for the casual audiences that Monday night games draw." Sandom
The Blackhawks'' hopes of having current ESPN analyst Darren Pang take over as the team''s TV/radio color commentator "hit a snag" yesterday, when Pang "turned down" the team''s initial contract offer
Statistical Research Inc. (SRI) announced that four additional companies have signed letters of intent to use its SMART system, including ESPN, its first cable network. SRI already has agreements with
The return of the NFL to CBS helped the net place first on Sunday in men 18-49 (4.3 rating) and men 25-54 (5.0), marking the first time CBS has won the night in both male demos since March ''96. Compa
ESPN drew its highest MLB rating ever Monday, earning a 9.5 for Cubs-Cards, featuring McGwire''s No. 61. The rating is the equivalent of 7.1 million homes, and tops ESPN''s previous high, Cal Ripken''
A new study by Interep using "a variety of sources" shows that the number of all-sports format radio stations "has grown nearly" 130% since ''94, with at least 220 stations currently on the air, with
Fox earned a 12.9/21 national rating for Tuesday''s historic Cubs-Cards game, marking the highest regular-season MLB rating since an ABC "Monday Night Baseball" game drew a 13.4/24 in ''82. An estimat
The NHL Kings named Cammi Granato as their new radio color-commentator. She becomes the only female broadcaster in the NHL and only the second ever to hold such a position. She will team with play-by-