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NBC Wraps Up Rio With Lowest Primetime Summer Olympic Rating Since SydneyPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16
NBC averaged a 14.4 rating (25.4 million viewers) for 17 nights of Olympic coverage, marking the broadcast net’s lowest figure since the ’00 Sydney Games, which averaged a 13.8 rating. This year’s broadcast rating also was down 18% from the '12 London Games and down 11% from th...
PERSONALITIES: NBC has extended the contracts of lead golf analyst Johnny Miller and NBA analyst Bill Walton for four more years (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 3/20)....In SI, John Walters reviews Isiah Th
CBC "joined forces" with TSN yesterday to sign a "record" US$160M deal for Canadian broadcast rights to the next five Olympic Games, according to Longley & Buffery of the TORONTO SUN. The deal was "a
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sports events. All times are EST. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Soccer: Paraguay vs. USA 3/14 ABC
Leo Kirch, who holds the German rights to broadcast the 2002 and 2006 World Cups and "has stakes in" German pay TV nets DF1 and Premiere, "will be required" to broadcast the World Cup matches on free
ESPN MAGAZINE REVIEWS: In L.A., Larry Stewart reviewed ESPN Magazine, writing that the photography and writing "are good," but that the magazine "is too big" and "too thick," with "far too many ads,"
TV: ESPN Star Sports has signed an agreement with the Augusta National Country Club to broadcast the ''98 Masters Tournament in Asia. The deal gives ESPN Star Sports exclusive cable and satellite righ
The Red Sox have "killed" GM Dan Duquette''s new TV show on WBZ, "Boston Red Sox with Dan Duquette," which was supposed to begin airing in April on Sundays with WBZ sports anchor Bob Lobel as host, ac
Recently fired Pistons coach Doug Collins signed a deal with NBC Sports, and will join the network''s No. 1 broadcast team of Bob Costas and Isiah Thomas beginning March 29, according to Richard Sando
Among the top eight management positions at ESPN Magazine "there are no minorities," according to John Smallwood of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. In addition, of 11 senior and associate editors, only o
CBS earned a 5.6 overnight rating for its first four days of tournament coverage, "even" with last year''s numbers, which were the "highest in three years," according to USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke. Sun