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ALCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME DRAWS BIG RATINGS

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite a blowout score of 15-5, Fox’s Saturday telecast of the sixth and final game of the American League Championship Series, in which the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers, attracted an average of 7.51 million viewers, improving on the comparable post-season telecast a year ago that attracted 7.13 million. Fox’s coverage peaked in the […]

SPORTS BOOSTING CABLE RATINGS TO BROADCAST LEVELS

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

High-profile sports events increasingly make cable-TV networks competitive with broadcast network programming, recent ratings results suggest. For example, if cable network TBS had been a broadcast network, it would have ranked third Thursday night with its coverage of the American League playoff game between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. The network attracted […]

DETROIT TIGERS LONGTIME ANNOUNCER HARWELL DEAD AT 92

May 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran baseball announcer Ernie Harwell — the Detroit Tigers’s “Voice of Summer” — has died of cancer at the age of 92. In his column in the Detroit Free Press, writer Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Have a Little Faith) said: “And so the time comes to write […]