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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

4.06 million – Average viewers for FS1’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this past Sunday. The audience for the race from Martinsville ranks fourth among all FS1 telecasts all-time, behind only three Giants-Cardinals NLCS games from '14 ( THE DAILY ).

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03/19/99
MEDIA NOTES

WEB SPENDING: The FINANCIAL POST''s Barry Critchley profiled Internet Sports Network Inc., a sports media and entertainment company. The company recently raised $8M in venture capital from institution

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Boston Bruins, BSkyB, Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, Manchester United, MLB, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

03/19/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

Patriots VP Community Affairs Don Lowery, on the future of the Patriots: "The ideal place for the stadium would be downtown Boston and if Hartford doesn''t work out that would still be very attractive

Tags: AFL, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Franchises, Nashville Predators, New England Patriots, New York Mets, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Wilson Sporting Goods

03/19/99
A ROAD FAR LESS TRAVELED: ESPN RADIO FLAGSHIP TO GO LOCAL?

The lineup of ESPN''s flagship radio station in Chicago, WMVP-AM, "is changing" and the whole "direction of the station might be as well," according to Ed Sherman of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, who writes th

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

03/19/99
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL: An L.A. TIMES editorial states that while the NFL "wants a big show of public support and new investment" from the city for an expansion team, a "significant investment has already been made in t

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Sports Illustrated

03/19/99
WOOD A HEALTHY KERRY HAVE BEEN ROLLING IN THE DOUGH?

Cubs P Kerry Wood''s elbow injury "apparently already has cost him some off-the-field cash," according to Fred Mitchell of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Mitchell''s sources said that AT&T Wireless "pulled the

Tags: ATT, Chicago Cubs

03/19/99
DANCIN' ON WALL STREET? NOT QUIET YET FOR NIKE, BUT CLOSE

Nike''s "gradual recovery from last year''s painful downtown continued in its third quarter" as the company reported a 76% improvement in earnings and "the first increase in U.S. sales in five quarter

Tags: Finance, Nike

03/19/99
TOUGH LUCK OF THE IRISH: ADIDAS WON'T HELP LAND MAJERUS

adidas Dir of Sports Marketing Sonny Vaccaro said that the company is "not in a position to help increase the size" of a "potential" offer from Notre Dame to Univ. of UT men''s basketball coach Rick M

Tags: Colleges, Reebok, Washington Nationals

03/19/99
FINAL NATIONAL AND CABLE RATINGS FROM RECENT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists final national and cable Nielsen ratings from recent sporting events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Tourney: Rd 2 (SJU-IND) 13-Mar CBS noon-2:15pm 4.8/14 NCAA Tourne

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, HBO, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Phoenix Suns, R J Reynolds, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/19/99
DEAR MR. FANTASY, PLAY US A TUNE TO BUILD AWARENESS

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll asked 1,187 respondents aged 12+ in February, "Do you know what fantasy or rotisserie league games are?" The results: AGE 12-17 18-24 25+ # in category 144 142 901 % aware 9.4

Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

03/19/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

FOOTBALL: Riddell said that it plans to appeal yesterday''s jury decision awarding Joe Rodriguez and his family $14.5M. Rodriguez suffered brain damage while playing football in TX wearing a Riddell h

Tags: AEG, Chicago Fire, General Motors, IndyCar, LPGA, NASCAR, NFL, NHL, Raycom Sports, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney, WNBA

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