The ice never melts, even in the off-season, for figure skating, the country's hottest TV sports property after professional football.
- How hot is it? Last Saturday night's two-hour telecast of highlights from the Tour of World and Olympic champions is the latest example. The CBS show got an 11.1 rating, easily beating the competition throughout the time period. To put an 11.1 into perspective: Only four NCAA basketball tournament games - final, semifinals and Southeast Regional final - did better. The Bulls-Knicks telecast last Sunday afternoon got a 9.7 in the 31 major markets.