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The Rock, Jerry Bruckheimer Sell Wrestling Drama To NBC

NBC has bought the rights to a new wrestling drama from the team of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The hour-long project from Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros is set in the 1980s, during the rise of the professional wrestling world.

Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey will serve as the writers and Johnson, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producing.

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Yankees-a-Plenty on Nielsen 'Most Marketable Baseball Players' List

Three New York Yankees made Nielsen’s “Most Marketable Players in Baseball” list, with captain Derek Jeter crushing everyone else. Nielsen measured player marketability using a proprietary statistic, the “N-Score,” which can be applied both nationally and in the player’s local market.

Jeter topped the list with an N-Score of 165, with his teammate Mariano Rivera a distant second at 56. The other Yankee to make the cut was Alex Rodriguez, who placed eighth with an N-Score of 35.

“Derek Jeter is on a tremendous run, with each new endorsement raising his profile with consumers. With a score more than three times his nearest competitor, it’s no wonder he’s been the face for Nike, Gatorade, Fleet Bank, Ford, VISA and more,” said Stephen Master, VP, Nielsen Sports. “While many of the players may not have national visibility, locally their brands resonate at a very strong level, with some having local N-Scores almost 10 times that of their national one.”

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