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HURRICANE HYPE?

August 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Monday-morning quarterbacks were accusing the broadcast networks and the cable news channels (and The Weather Channel) of overplaying the dangers of Hurricane Irene in order to boost ratings and ad sales. In an interview with the Associated Press, Lise King, a fellow at Harvard University, complained that the coverage became more of an entertainment than […]

AL-JAZEERA FINDS A CABLE HOME IN NEW YORK

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Al-Jazeera English finally has a presence on cable in New York City. Beginning today (Monday) it was being carried via Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS in the nation’s largest market as the result of a kind of subleasing arrangement with RISE, previously a Spanish-language channel. Al-Jazeera reportedly has been in discussions with numerous other […]

GUESS WHICH IS THE TOP-RATED TV SHOW IN NEW YORK

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The No. 1 show last week in New York City, the nation’s largest TV market, was not carried by any of the Big 4 television networks. It was the season premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore. It was also the top-rated regular series for the month of July in the New York market, outranked only by […]