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As Tiger Woods made the turn to the back nine yesterday, I could feel the intensity. And I was sitting in my man cave at home in New Jersey. As 15 years of data have proven, and it's not going to change, when Tiger is in hunt for a title, more people are going to watch. If it's a major, ratings with Tiger in it will jump up significantly. If it's a garden variety tournament, Woods' presence at the end could be worth double the viewers.
Ratings for last night’s UConn-Butler didn’t turn out to be as disasterous as the game. CBS earned an 11.7 rating, down 17.6% from last year’s matchup, which featured Butler and Duke. That game, which got a 14.2 national rating, turned out to be the most watched game since 2005, when North Carolina beat Illinois.
While many have cited Butler’s participation in the finals for a second straight year as one of the reasons people will watch, I’m not in that camp. I believe that the people who would have watched this game anyway will watch, but there will be more people on the fence who won’t watch it than people are accounting for.
Television networks which broadcast NFL games stand to lose plenty of programming if the NFL lockout extends into the season. They also could lose money, even if they don't have to pay rights fees and production costs, says a new report by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.
For the first time in NCAA men's basketball tournament history, there will be no number one or number two seed in the Final Four. It's surely fun to see Butler still in it and VCU — who had to win one more game than the other teams — still around. But is it good for business?
It looks as if the rivalry between cable and new media is taking a nasty turn.
More people might know of Marv Albert or Jim Nantz, but if you ask a sports fan who the most dynamic announcer in the game, the odds are Gus Johnson will come up. He is, after all, the only announcer that fans actually tune in for, even if they have no rooting interest. He’s also one of the few with his own unofficial Internet soundboard.
The technology giant on Friday announced its first-ever dividend. Is it an act of desperation? The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.
Last year, CBS and Turner signed a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal to broadcast the men's NCAA basketball tournament. I sat down with Sean McManus , CBS News and Sports president, and David Levy, Turner’s president of Sales, Distribution and Sports, to discuss the deal.
Already the competition is heating up, and its only Day 2 of Fast Money Madness, our annual tournament to determine the best stock of the year.
We're in day three of the NFL Lockout and media giants — and Wall Street analysts — are starting to tally the impact of the shutdown. Billions of dollars are at stake. The biggest advertisers spent a total of $3.4 billion on NFL games this past season and NFL games are the linchpin of ad campaigns for everything from beer and cars, to financial services to electronics.
Investors and startups here can't stop talking about cloud computing. With the explosion of the amount of data out there and growing demand to access that, both companies and consumers are turning to the cloud, an opportunity for a number of fast-growing startups.
It's a big week for big media companies — Wall Street analysts are heading down to Florida for two high-profile conferences — Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse's.
He's back, and he's "winning" with Charlie Sheen. Lenny Dykstra sat down with John Clark of NBC10 in Philadelphia this weekend to talk about his friend Sheen. He also talked about himself.
Since getting sober more than two decades ago, Tom Arnold, the actor and comedian, has been a quiet force in Hollywood’s recovery community, helping stage a number of interventions for drug-addicted executives and alcoholic stars, the New York Times reports.
This week Google declared a war for display ads, the next online goldmine. Neal Mohan, VP for product management said the company has 1,000 engineers around the world working to make the display ad market simple and easy, to draw more ad dollars.
I'm in Hawaii to cover the unique economic challenges facing the Aloha State. I'm also here to moderate the state's CFA annual forecast dinner.
Charlie Sheen said Wednesday that after his two young sons were removed from his house overnight, he's "very calm and focused" but ready to fight to get them back.
With Charlie Sheen, Moammar Gaddafi, Bernie Madoff and now fashion designer John Galliano, we are being bombarded with a global epidemic of nutjobs. What's going on?
Spoofing Sheen's pronouncements has become mandatory funny business for comedians. Even James Franco joked about him during the Oscars, and if you watched James Franco during the Oscars, you've got to be pretty low for him to be mocking you.