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CBS BACK IN FIRST PLACE

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS returned to the top of the Nielsen ratings heap last week after striking out a week earlier against Fox’s World Series telecasts and a Glee “Rocky Horror Show” special. Fox fell to fourth place despite relatively strong numbers for Game 5 of the Series, edged out by NBC, whose only solid performance was exhibited […]

NBC’S LAW & ORDER FRANCHISE TAKES RATINGS HIT

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Now, even NBC’s only two scripted shows that have been producing decent ratings are sinking. Wednesday night’s Law and Order: SVU and Law and Order: Los Angeles fell to season lows, with the latter drawing 8 million viewers and the former, 7.7 million. Earlier, its drama Undercovers, which has perched on the brink of cancellation […]

GLEE-FULLY, FOX TAKES OVER FIRST PLACE

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for last week’s World Series may have fallen to near-record levels for Fox, but, combined with solid numbers for the hit new series Glee, with its “Rocky Horror Show” episode, the long-running The OT, and a Halloween-themed episode of Raising Hope, Fox dominated among total adults and adults 18-49. Each of the other major […]

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 […]

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 […]

WORLD SERIES RATINGS: GAME 2 STRIKES OUT

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Thursday’s Game 2 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers were again far behind last year’s Game 2 between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. The game averaged just 11.71 million viewers, versus 18.90 for Game 2 of the 2009 Series. The final half-hour of […]

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 […]

CABLEVISION, FOX ACCUSE ONE ANOTHER IN FCC FILING

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cablevision, the cable company serving most of the New York area, has accused Fox of refusing to negotiate in good faith and has asked the FCC to order that Fox immediately restore its signal to its system and submit to binding arbitration. For its part, Fox submitted a document to the commission describing its negotiations […]

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 DARK IN NY FOR SIXTH DAY

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There was no sign of progress Wednesday in the battle between Cablevision and Fox TV that has kept Fox television shows off millions of television sets in the New York area for more than five days. Fox said on Wednesday that it had had brief conversations with Cablevision and expected resume them today (Thursday). Some […]

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