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ABC drew a 4.3 overnight rating for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon, which saw Juan Pablo Montoya capture his second win at the Brickyard. That figure is up from a 4.0 overnight for last year's dramatic finish, which saw Ryan Hunter-Reay hold off Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti&nb...
Ratings for last year''s NHL All-Star game showed a 52% increase from ''91, according to Nielsen Sports Marketing. In ''96, the All-Star game drew a 4.1/7 share compared to a 2.7/7 in ''91. The follow
Dow Jones & Co. and ITT Corp. unveiled the programming outline for WBIS+-TV in New York, which debuts Tuesday night with a Knicks-Bulls game, according to Elizabeth Sanger of NEWSDAY. The independent
CBS has sold about 85% of its total college basketball inventory, including the NCAA tournament, according to Brockinton & Reynolds of INSIDE MEDIA. CBS has received about $15M from companies that wer
Final ratings for the ''96-97 college football bowl games are compared to ''95-96. Numbers are from Nielsen Sports Marketing Service except where (^) indicates numbers received from the network. NOTES
Warner Bros. will license the rights to 12 feature films to two TBS cable channels. The movies include "Space Jam." Terms were not disclosed (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/16). Turner will be able to show t
Super Bowl XXXI is a "prime target" for new media content and advertising alliances, according to Robert Silverman in INSIDE MEDIA. U.S. West, IBM, Yahoo!, Starwave and SportsLine USA are all "making
SI''s "Golf Plus," a selectively bound editorial section that appears in Sports Illustrated 40 times a year, begins its fourth year with three brand extensions: a nationally syndicated one-hour radio
Former Cardinals SS Ozzie Smith has been named as the host of "This Week in Baseball", replacing Mel Allen (TWIB). ...Warner Bros. Int''l TV Distribution will distribute the International TV broadcast
The Phoenix Gazette afternoon newspaper will print its final edition on Saturday. Phoenix Newspapers will continue to publish the morning Arizona Republic (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 1/14)....Former ESPN exec
Top Rank, Inc. plans a monthly series of live boxing events on DirecTV beginning February 12, according to Carl DiOrio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. It would mark the first time fights are "exclusively t