NBC's (CMCSA) plan to challenge the dominance of ESPN in sports viewership could take a hit if a...

|By:, SA News Editor

NBC's (CMCSA) plan to challenge the dominance of ESPN in sports viewership could take a hit if a labor dispute in hockey isn't resolved before the season is scheduled to begin. After building up a head of steam following its two-week Olympics rating bonanza, NBC hoped hockey games would lead viewers to other sports programming on its new network.