GSN: Big Bucks , big ratings


Game Show Network delivered its best-ever ratings Sunday with a
game-show-scandal documentary.

Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal scored a 1.5 rating, climbing as
high as 1.8 in the second hour, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Big Bucks, GSN's first documentary, chronicled the story of Michael
Larson, Press Your Luck's biggest money-winner, who won $110,000 by the
game's play patterns.

GSN finished last week with a 0.6 average in prime time, slightly above its
usual take.


The Big Bucks Behind The Big Leagues

TV networks will pay out about $5.8 billion on sports rights next year. The Big Four broadcasters will spend almost as much on sports as they do on sitcoms and dramas for their prime time schedule. Here is a look at the finer points of who's got what and how much they're paying for it. It was compiled from the leagues, networks, Street & Smith's Sports Business Daily and Morgan Stanley's Sports Programming Update.