Mike Lupica, Daily News (N.Y.) columnist and czar of the Sunday Sports Reporters on ESPN, was expected to join ESPN 1050 in New York, go head to head with Mike Francesa of WFAN, and spark a ratings surge for the World Wide Leader. Instead Arbitron reports that ESPN’s numbers fell from May to June, from 1.o to 0.9, while WFAN’s rose from 2.6 to 2.8.
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