Tuesday, July 23, 2019

BLIZZARD FAILS TO HALT THIEF

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office gurus who had enthusiastically predicted that Universal’s Identity Thief would become the top film over the weekend with $20 million were surprised by final results showing that it actually earned $34.6 million — 73 percent more than they had forecast. That result came to pass despite a winter blizzard that closed many theaters […]

IF IT’S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE … SUNDAY?

December 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was reportedly the first professional football game played on a Tuesday since 1946. No matter. Tuesday’s solecistically named Sunday Night Football telecast between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles, postponed because of the weekend blizzard, attracted 23.74 million viewers, making it one of the highest-rated regular-season football games in history. One day earlier […]

WEATHER CHANNEL: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

December 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like foul weather to send ratings for the Weather Channel through the roof, and last weekend’s blizzard in the Northeast and heavy snow along most of the East Coast represented a ratings blowout for the channel. It said on Tuesday that it was the No. 1 cable news network between 7:00 a.m. and […]

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WILL BE PLAYED ON TUESDAY

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday will come on Tuesday this week following the NFL’s postponement of the Vikings-Eagles Sunday Night Football game because of “public safety concerns” created by blizzard conditions in Philadelphia, where the game was to have been played. NBC, however, did air Football Night in America as scheduled at 7:00 p.m., and some of the discussion […]