World Cup's Overnight Rating Tops '99 Final NBC Generally Praised For NASCAR Coverage Turner Sports Reinstates Greg Anthony Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes
Women's World Cup Final's Overnight Rating Eclipses That Of '99 U.S. VictoryPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 06 / 15
Fox’ coverage of the U.S.-Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup final yesterday, in which the U.S. scored four goals in the first 16 minutes en route to a 5-2 win, drew a 15.2 overnight rating, marking the best figure on record for a soccer match in the U.S. on a single net. That figure passes th...
CBS Sports'' coverage of the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men''s Basketball Tournament averaged a preliminary overnight rating of 5.6/13 in the 36 metered markets. This was 6% higher than the '
UPN "is close to a deal to broadcast the U.S. Open Skating Championships," according to Richard Katz of MEDIAWEEK. Details of the new event have yet to be finalized, but it is expected to air on UPN t
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ESPNET SportsZone today is expected to "become the first major Web site to let viewers pay for service on a daily basis," according to Rebecca Quick of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. SportsZone will offer t
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March Madness "has crossed over into cyberspace," according to Larry Tye in a front-page story in today''s BOSTON GLOBE. Yesterday, nearly one million fans an hour logged onto the NCAA''s World Wide W
Bryant Gumbel officially joined CBS News yesterday, saying "it offered him the right combination of ''people'' and ''opportunity,''" according to Josef Adalian of the N.Y. POST. Gumbel said he "has no
NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay writes that his "spies" say UPN "could emerge as a possible bidder for NBA rights" (NEWSDAY, 3/14)....NBA VP/GM Communications Group Brian McIntyre, when asked about CBS analyst
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. Regional programming indicated with (^). The numbers were gathered from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT
API Soccer, the marketing arm of U.S. Soccer, is "continuing its efforts" to bring the four remaining away games of the final round of World Cup ''98 qualifying to ESPN and/or ESPN2, according to Mike