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RATINGS FOR WORLD SERIES CONTINUE TO SLIDE

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for the second game of the World Series Thursday night were down appreciably from last year. The game between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers drew 10.23 million viewers, down from 14.17 million for Game 2 a year ago. It drew a 2.9 rating and an 8 share among adults 18-49 versus […]

X FACTOR, BONES AID FOX FOLLOWING SERIES

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the World Series out of the picture, ratings for network programs returned to normal Thursday night. Fox’s The X Factor returned to the top at 8:00 p.m. with a results episode that drew 11.7 million viewers (virtually identical to Wednesday’s performance episode). That helped boost ratings for the season debut of Bones, which followed […]

WORLD SERIES SOARS IN WEEK’S RATINGS

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The seventh game of the World Series attracted an average of 25.4 million viewers to Fox last Friday, making it the most-watched baseball contest since 2004. Overall, the series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals raised the Series’ average to 16.6 million viewers, up 19 percent over last year’s. With figures like […]

WORLD SERIES LIGHTS UP FRIDAY NIGHT (Updated)

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who says people are abandoning their TV sets on Friday nights? Give them something worthwhile to watch, it would seem, and they’ll tune in. And tune in they did en masse Friday for the seventh and deciding game of the World Series on Fox. According to a network press release, an average of 25.4 million […]

PUSS NICKED AS BOX OFFICE GOES TO THE DOGS (Updated)

October 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Blame the unseasonably snowy weather in the East. Blame the World Series. Blame Halloween parties. Blame the economy. Box office analysts were doing a little of each to explain the lousy weekend that saw blah openings for three new movies and mostly insipid performances from everything else. The No. 1 film, as expected, turned out […]

OUT-OF-THE-PARK RATINGS FOR SERIES’ 6TH GAME

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A high-scoring, 11-inning sixth game of the World Series averaged 19.7 million viewers Thursday night, according to preliminary overnight ratings. (The number is expected to climb when final results are released.) The game lasted until 12:45 a.m. Eastern Time, but early results suggest that many, if not most, viewers hung on until the last out […]

WORLD SERIES IS AN MVP FOR FOX

October 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Game 5 of the World Series, in which the Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, aided by a spectacular bat-and-glove performance by Rangers catcher Mike Napoli, averaged 14.3 million viewers Monday night, peaking in the final 10 minutes with 19.7 million, according to Nielsen Research. The game also gave Fox a win for the […]

BASEBALL BEATS FOOTBALL

October 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Baseball scored a surprisingly strong ratings victory over football Sunday night as Game 4 of the World Series averaged more than two million viewers over NBC’s Sunday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts, according to Nielsen overnight figures. While some attributed the baseball win to the football game’s blowout […]

WORLD SERIES DOMINATING TV VIEWING

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although final ratings figures are not yet available, it would appear from early results that the first two games of this year’s World Series attracted about the same number of viewers that the first two games of last year’s did — about 13 million. On each night the game was No. 1 in the ratings […]

“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 […]

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