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ESPN MAKING BIG PLANS FOR MLB COVERAGE

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN’s plans to air another season of Monday Night Football may have been placed in limbo by the current NFL lockout, but baseball is another matter. The cable sports network has announced plans to launch its MLB coverage in a big way beginning on Thursday by televising three opening games over four days. The new […]

WORLD SERIES RATINGS SLUMP

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The settlement of the Cablevision/Fox dispute over retransmission consent fees and the subsequent end of the blackout of Fox programming in the New York area did not appear to boost ratings for Fox’s coverage of the World Series. Game 3 of the series on Saturday, which saw 21-year-old Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner shut out the […]

FOOTBALL EASILY BEATS BASEBALL SUNDAY NIGHT

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fox-vs-Cablevision dispute did not prevent Fox from recording 17.79 million viewers for the Giants-Lions game during a half-hour overrun at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night. That figure slightly exceeded the 17.22 million viewers who tuned in to the Indianapolis-Washington matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. But SNF faced sportsfan competition from Game 2 of Major […]