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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...
The following NFL games failed to sell out this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets. NOTE: The Raiders play at home Monday night. As of press time, it had not been determined whether
The MSG Network has "emerged as a radio suitor" for the Yankees'' radio package, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Industry sources close to the Yankees say MSG Network has had discuss
Fox spokesperson Vince Wladika on the network''s dispute with Nielsen Media Research over national NFL ratings: "We''ve offered some suggestions, but Nielsen has been extremely arrogant. They''ve refu
Orlando-based Sunshine Network lost TV rights to "at least" 35 Marlins games, according to Alan Byrd in the ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL. The Marlins have inked a contract with SportsChannel FL to pick-up
Director Spike Lee has teamed up with DDB Needham to create a new ad agency, Spike/DDB, according to Sally Goll Beatty of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The agreement calls for both parties to share equal o
TCI is preparing a "major cost-cutting effort, including salary cuts for executives, a request that directors reduce their fees and some layoffs," according to Geraldine Fabrikant of the N.Y. TIMES. T
Calgary Sun columnist Jamie Wayne has teamed with artist David Rutherford and launched a four-panel comic strip called "Hockey Schtick." The hockey-oriented comic strip now appears daily in the Calgar
N.Y. station WBIS+, set to launch in January ''97, has named Tony Guida as lead anchor of its daily three-hour business-news broadcast. WBIS+ will air business and sports programming (WBIS+)....USA TO
Federal regulators "are preparing" to grant MCI a DBS license "as early as this week." In doing so, the FCC "would dismiss" requests by cable-TV rivals to have the decision delayed until the agency de
The Fox network, which is looking to put its new 24- hour news channel on Time Warner cable systems, is "threatening" to remove its Tampa affiliate from the Time Warner cable system in Tampa and in si