ESPN ratings surged 20% last week after five weeks of double-digit declines, sending Walt Disney...

|About: The Walt Disney Company (DIS)|By:, SA News Editor

ESPN ratings surged 20% last week after five weeks of double-digit declines, sending Walt Disney (DIS +3.8%) shares to the top of the Dow leader board. The success of ESPN's women's World Cup soccer telecasts tells Wall Street that the TV network can counter the possibilities of strikes in professional sports.