Press Release from Clear Channel
Keeping their commitment of bringing THQ World Supercross GP/ AMASupercross Series to network TV, Clear Channel Entertainment’s motor sportsdivision announced today that the Las Vegas round of supercross will air onABC’s Wide World of Sports in next day coverage May 4.
Over the past five seasons, Clear Channel Entertainment hasinvested millions of dollars in bringing THQ World Supercross GP/ AMASupercross Series to network television. Due to scheduling changes with theNational Basketball Association switching from NBC to ABC in 2003, thesupercross airtime was not available in 2003 until this deal was secured.
"We at Clear Channel Entertainment are extremely happy thatwe have been able to once again secure time on ABC for THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series. We have always been committed to bringing the greatestmotorcycle racing in the world to the most elite stadiums in the world and intoeveryone’s television sets at home," said Ken Hudgens, vice president forClear Channel Entertainment’s motor sports division. "Bringing thesupercross finals from Las Vegas to ABC is another huge step for our sport anda testament to our extremely loyal fans."
Going into its sixth year on network television, supercross hasposted impressive ratings reaching as high as a 3.7 household rating. This willbe the first time the supercross finals will be aired on network TV. DirecTVand INDemand carried the supercross finals from Sam Boyd Stadium in the pastthrough pay-per-view.
"We are extremely delighted that we are able to bring thefinal race, traditionally on pay per view, to ABC Sports so all can witness theoutstanding young talent this supercross series has to offer," said SteveFerrara, director of programming for ABC Sports.