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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 […]

YANKEES-RED SOX MATCH A BIG WINNER FOR ESPN

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox to lift ratings for ESPN. Sunday’s telecast of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball drew 3.46 million viewers, making it the most-watched Major League Baseball telecast on the channel since June 2007, according to Nielsen Research. ESPN said Tuesday that its Sunday […]

JETER SETS ANOTHER RECORD — FOR YES NETWORK

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

YES (Yankees Entertainment and Sports) Network executives were congratulating Derek Jeter — and themselves — for setting record-high ratings Saturday when he recorded his 3,000th hit in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays that saw him collect five hits. Jeter himself compared the game to the script of a TV drama. “If I would […]

“GREATEST BASEBALL GAME EVER” TO AIR TONIGHT

December 15, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

In what is likely to attract just about every dyed-in-the-wool baseball fan in the country, the MLB Network is scheduled to rebroadcast Game 7 of the 1960 World Series tonight (Wednesday), regarded by many as the most exciting baseball game of all time. It ended with Bill Mazeroski’s “shot heard round the world,” a ninth […]

GIANTS WIN IN 5: BAD NEWS FOR FOX

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While there was considerable joy in fogville Monday night as the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series since moving from New York more than a half century ago, executives of Fox were probably feeling as disappointed as fans of the Texas Rangers. Not only did the series end after just five games, cutting […]

POST-SEASON BASEBALL HITS ONE OUT OF THE PARK

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Live sports specials continued to build muscle on Wednesday as 6.91 million viewers watched the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins by a score of 6-4 to usher in post-season baseball. Total viewers for the American League Divisional Series game were up 5 percent over last year’s first game, which featured the same two […]