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Overnight Ratings: PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship, U.S. Open Tennis

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 02 / 14

The chart below lists overnight ratings from sports telecasts over Labor Day weekend on broadcast TV ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET TIME (E...

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12/08/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Seahawks/Blazers Owner PAUL ALLEN has made a $10M investment in interactive TV company Wink Communications, and will use Wink''s Enhanced broadcasting and E-commercial products in its cable systems, w

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

12/08/98
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: BEARS' PRIVATE MEETING ANGERS RESIDENTS

Bears President Michael McCaskey "began a quiet lobbying campaign" for a new stadium in Elk Grove Village, IL, on Monday with an "invitation-only" meeting for two anti-stadium groups, according to Bec

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

12/08/98
IOC SEMA PLEASED WITH DEAL; USOC LANDS NEW WEBMASTER

A consortium led by France-based computer services company Sema Group "has won a contract estimated at $500M to supply information technology services for the Olympic Games" from 2002 to 2008, accordi

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12/08/98
COLLEGE HOOPS RATINGS UP, BUT ADVERTISERS HOLD OUT FOR NBA

While the NBA lockout has helped college basketball increase its ratings 12% on ESPN and 37% on ESPN2, those jumps "have not yet translated into a commensurate demand for ad inventory," according to F

Tags: ESPN, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

12/08/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Detroit, Tom Gage examined how much money each MLB team has spent on player contracts during the free-agent signing season as of Sunday. The five top spenders: Orioles ($118.5M), Yankees ($111.25M)

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, IBL, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

12/08/98
IRVING COWBOYS? CITY MIGHT PAY TEAM FOR MORE EXPOSURE

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones "is willing to make Irving''s name more visible at Texas Stadium," which is owned by the city but leased by Jones, if city officials "are willing to fork over" $3M, according

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Nike, PepsiCo

12/08/98
EDDIE ROBINSON TO PRESENT BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS

The inaugural Street & Smith''s Eddie Robinson Awards on Saturday, December 26 will honor Black College Football''s top player and coach. The gala will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta

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12/08/98
MARINERS ADD SURCHARGE FOR TICKETS TO SAFECO FIELD

Mariners fans will see an increase in the cost of tickets to Safeco Field bought at the Kingdome box office next year, according to Kery Murakami of the SEATTLE TIMES. Fans "will be charged an extra b

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12/08/98
MEDIA NOTES

MCCORMICK RESIGNS: Lifetime President Doug McCormick has offered his resignation and industry sources contend that Lifetime partners Disney and Hearst "may have pushed McCormick out to place a woman i

Tags: ESPN, NBA, Media, Walt Disney

12/08/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Fox Sports Net began running its new ad campaign promoting Keith Olbermann''s debut on "Fox Sports News" last Sunday during Fox''s NFL telecasts. Ad buys for the bulk of the campaign begin in January,

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