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LIN DRAWING RECORD RATINGS FOR MSG CHANNEL

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The MSG Network scored its highest ratings in history on Friday and Monday, all seemingly the courtesy of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. Friday’s telecast (Knicks vs. Hornets) drew 541,000 viewers, while Sunday’s chalked up 783,000. According to TVbythe Numbers.com, those figures were boosted in the final periods to 1.02 million and 937,000 respectively. […]

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 […]

NBC’S NEW THE CAPE PREVIEWED ON IPAD

January 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is going all out to find innovative ways to promote its upcoming new series The Cape, which debuts on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Beginning on Wednesday, the one-hour pilot episode of the series became available for viewing on Apple’s iPhone and iPad tablet device via the DC Comics app (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dc-comics/ID378080432?MT=8). In a statement, NBC […]

TRIBUNE CREDITORS TO SUE ZELL

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just hours ahead of a Wednesday deadline, Tribune Co. lenders plan to file a lawsuit today (Tuesday) against Sam Zell, the real estate mogul who engineered the $11.7 billion leveraged buyout of Tribune in April 2007, the New York Post reported today. The newspaper said that lawyers for the lenders will accuse Zell, who put […]

WORLD SERIES A SLOW STARTER

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have been on the same scale as the Texas Rangers’ loss to the San Francisco Giants Wednesday night (the Giants won 11-7), but Fox nevertheless took a beating in the first game of the World Series, which averaged 13.44 million viewers. That figure is down more than 31 percent from Game 1 […]

GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT; FOX WINS THE NIGHT

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the telecast was blacked out in much of the New York area and parts of the Philadelphia area as well, the final game of the National League playoff between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies beat everything else on television Saturday night by a wide margin. The dispute between Fox and Cablevision […]

FOX-CABLEVISION DISPUTE SENDS FANS TO SPORTS BARS IN N.Y.

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Most television viewers in the New York area were unable to watch the New York Giants defeat the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon, as the primary cable-TV distributor in the area, Cablevision Systems, and Fox TV, the network carrying the game, remained deadlocked over retransmission fees. They were also unable to watch post-season baseball games carried […]

NEW YORK PASSES MOVIE TAX INCENTIVES

August 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Overcoming strong political opposition from some New York state lawmakers who have contended that the state should not be granting tax incentives to the movie industry while it is struggling to balance its budget, the legislature on Tuesday adopted a budget that includes tax credits worth $420 million annually to attract movie and TV producers. […]