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SATURDAY NIGHT (OLYMPICS) FEVER

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Saturday, a day of the week that has become a repository for the television networks’ least successful entertainment shows, NBC’s coverage of the Olympics not only beat its rivals’ programming, it wiped their clocks. While the Olympics coverage averaged 26.08 million viewers, peaking in the 10:30 p.m. half-hour with 30.59 million, not a single […]

GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT; FOX WINS THE NIGHT

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the telecast was blacked out in much of the New York area and parts of the Philadelphia area as well, the final game of the National League playoff between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies beat everything else on television Saturday night by a wide margin. The dispute between Fox and Cablevision […]

CBS NEWSMAN DOW DEAD AT 62

August 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, who won five news Emmys and the George Foster Peabody award, died Saturday after an apparent acute asthma attack while driving near his home in Hackensack, NJ. He was 62. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week after experiencing severe symptoms of adult onset asthma. WCBS-TV said that he […]