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FS1 Gets Record Overnight Rating For Cubs-Dodgers Game 5; Strong Figure In ChicagoPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 16
FS1 on Thursday night drew a 5.3 overnight rating for the Cubs’ 8-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS, marking the cable net's best overnight for any telecast on record. NLCS Game 5 had competition from the Bears-Packers “TNF” game on CBS/NFL Network, as well as college fo...
Columnist Jim Murray, "whose keen and stylish observations on life and sports made him one of only four sportswriters to win a Pulitzer Prize, died at his home late Sunday night" at the age of 78, acc
In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reports that the NHL "is proceeding" with a TV deal "believed to be worth" $250M from ABC and $350M from ESPN and ESPN2. NHL VP/Media Relations Frank Brown: "The 10-business-
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CBS Sports'' final round coverage of the ''98 PGA Championship Sunday earned a 6.1/14 overnight, the highest final round rating since ''93''s 6.6 and the highest-rated sports broadcast of the weekend.
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Fox "is prepared to lose the NHL to Disney," according to Phil Mushnick of the N.Y. POST, who reports that if the net decides not match Disney''s bid, it "will try to sell this season''s NHL rights ..
ESPN "is about to put the American appetite for football to the test," as it "has come up with a simple strategy" to pay for its new $4.8B NFL TV deal: "Bombard the world with football," according to
The NFL returned to CBS Saturday night, with the American Bowl from Vancouver featuring the 49ers-Seahawks. The game drew a 5.7/11 overnight rating. CBS''s Greg Gumbel, during the opening: "Greetings
Fox Sports, which aired its first horse race in April, will provide live coverage of the NTRA''s new Championship Racing Series, according to Lynette Rice of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The series will de
TV: USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke writes that CBS "only parred" its final round PGA Championship coverage (USA TODAY, 8/17)....In Chicago, Michael Hirsley writes that WGN "looks both lucky and smart" for