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CBS/NFL Network See Overnight Ratings Bump For Chiefs-Raiders Thriller On "TNF"

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CBS and NFL Network combined for a 9.9 overnight rating on "TNF," which saw the Raiders beat the Chiefs on the last play of the game. The overnight is up 5% from a 9.4 last year in Week 7, which featured Bears-Packers. Chiefs-Raiders is down 14% from an 11.5 overnight for "TNF" in Week 7 two years a...

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07/07/99
INTERNET NEWS & NOTES: WIMBLEDON WEB SITE A HUGE HIT

A GRAND SLAM FOR IBM: The official Wimbledon Web site, located at www.wimbledon.org and powered by IBM, recorded "nearly a billion hits" during the tournament, making it the "most highly trafficked of

Tags: Cleveland Browns, IBM, NASCAR, NCAA, NFL, Media

07/06/99
PUTTING HIS TWO CENTS IN: OLBERMANN TO SPEAK OUT FOR FENWAY

Fox Sports Net announcer Keith Olbermann "promises to turn his" commentaries during Fox''s telecast of next week''s MLB All-Star events "into a ''Save Fenway'' cause celebre," according to Jim Baker o

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07/06/99
MAJOR WEB ACTION: LEAGUES SEEK TO CAPITALIZE ON E-COMMERCE

Each of the "four biggest sports organizations" -- MLB, the NBA, the NHL and the NFL -- "have developed modest Internet retail operations" and are "planning to invest heavily in e-commerce ventures th

Tags: IBM, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Media, WNBA

07/06/99
CBS PULLS A 4.8/10 OVERNIGHT FOR NASCAR EVENT IN PRIMETIME

CBS'' telecast of Saturday''s Pepsi 400, which marked the first primetime telecast of NASCAR on a major network, pulled a 4.8/10 overnight Nielsen rating (CBS). In Houston, David Barron wrote that CBS

Tags: CBS, NASCAR, PepsiCo, Media, Viacom

07/06/99
LINING UP AT THE STARTING GATE: TVG SET TO MAKE ITS DEBUT

The Television Games Network (TVG) is set to debut July 14 in 1.1 million homes with financial backing from TV Guide, TCI and Fox, and will offer "about five" horse races an hour, according to Mark Al

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07/06/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: ESPN''s "SportsCenter," which aired on ESPN2 due to an MLB doubleheader on ESPN, led with Astros-Reds, followed by Cubs-Pirates. Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of "Fox Sports News Primet

Tags: ABC, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

07/02/99
MEDIA NOTES

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07/02/99
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07/02/99
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