TNN's Slamball Back for More

The New TNN has picked up Slamball for a second season, the network
announced Thursday.

Slamball combines the fast-court action of basketball with the
full-body-contact elements of hockey. It debuted on TNN this past summer.

Pat Croce, former president and current limited partner and board member of
the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers, also returns as both a
venture partner and occasional sideline commentator.

In its first season, Slamball drew 60 percent more men 18 through 49
(0.4 rating and 221,000 average viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research)
than the previous year's comparable time period, bringing the program's total
audience composition to 69 percent male viewers.

The show delivered the network's strongest numbers with African-American men
18 through 49 (0.9/50,000) and teens 12 through 17