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Fox' Cubs-Indians Delivers Best World Series Game 1 Overnight Rating Since '09Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 26 / 16
Fox last night drew a 12.6 overnight rating for the Indians' 6-0 win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series, marking the best figure for a Fall Classic opener since Phillies-Yankees drew a 13.8 in '09. Cubs-Indians Game 1 is up 20% from a 10.5 for the Royals-Mets opener last year (14 innings), ...
Fox reached a deal with its affils to share the costs of the net''s recent $4.5B NFL rights deal which begins with the upcoming ''98 season (Fox Sports). Over the five-year NFL deal, Fox affils will c
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An NBC source said yesterday that Isiah Thomas will "replace" analyst John Salley as part of the "NBA on NBC" studio crew, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Although NBC execs "wouldn'
The Golf Channel (TGC) and the LPGA have extended their TV deal through 2004. Over the next five years, TGC will air a minimum of 10 LPGA events per year, and will provide coverage and promotional sup
CTV Sports Net "is about to sign" a cable TV deal with the Blue Jays in what William Houston of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL calls a "surprise development." The new sports channel, slated to launch in Oct
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In the next episode of HBO''s "Ali$$" (Sunday, 9:30pm), a heavy rainstorm brings the city to a standstill and Arliss is virtually alone at AMM. That is, until pitching phenom Diego Sanchez, arrives at
The following lists final national ratings from last weekend''s select network sporting events. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR British Op
With the hiring of John Dockery as an NFL game analyst, CBS yesterday completed its announcer pairings for the upcoming NFL season. The net''s No. 1 broadcast team will feature Greg Gumbel on play-by-