October 25, 2013 |
As expected, Fox ruled Thursday night in the television ratings with the World Series as the St. Louis Cardinals came back from a sloppy Game 1 to tie the series with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. According to early numbers from Nielsen, Fox was the top network of the night, with a rating of 3.4 in the key 18-49 age demographic and an average viewership of 12.7 million. Against the heavy competition, CBS came in second with a 2.7 in the advertiser-coveted demo and a total audience of 10.3 million, with "Big Bang Theory" the most-watched telecast, bringing in 16.5 million people. "Big Bang Theory" fell a bit in 18-49 to a 4.9, while the first-season Will Arnett comedy "The Millers" fell 13% compared with last week, drawing 10.9 million viewers.
October 23, 2013 |
There are 10 unbeaten major-college football teams and a couple potential interlopers trying to cram into the Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl. Oregon already got passed in the standings after scoring 62 points in a blowout win. Leaves are starting to turn and so are some stomachs, but the committee led by Tom Osborne and the Hastings Selection Singers can't help until next year. Is it time to panic? Well, it depends. If you are Oregon the answer is no and if you are Ohio State the answer is yes. If you are Texas Tech the answer is "please take a seat and fill out these application forms.
October 23, 2013 |
"The Voice" and "The Biggest Loser" made NBC Tuesday's winner again, but by a slim margin. NBC was the top network in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 age demographic, garnering a 2.7 rating, according to early numbers from Nielsen, while CBS came in at a close second with a 2.6. A ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers. CBS was the most-watched network of the night, with an average of about 15.5 million in the audience. "The Biggest Loser," the 8 p.m. weight loss-themed show, scored a 2.0 in the key demo, down 13% week-to-week, and drew an average of 6.64 million viewers. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings After "Loser," "The Voice" was again the highest rated show in the key demographic as the singing contest held its last round of battles, even with last week's 4.0. "Chicago Fire" fell 9% to a 2.1. On ABC, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
October 11, 2013 |
It was taunt and tense. It was a sweaty, nervous little game. And ultimately, one extremely frustrating game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers lost the opener of the National League Championship Series, 3-2 in 13 innings, on Friday night when Carlos Beltran singled off Kenley Jansen to finally drive in the winning run in St. Louis. The Dodgers had chances all night to win the game but left 11 runners on base, hit into three double plays and had the potential winning run thrown out at the plate in the 10th inning.
October 11, 2013 |
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kings forward Jeff Carter didn't miss a beat, using his best deadpan delivery. "I can't tell you all my secrets," he said. Carter had scored the only shootout goal, going forehand to backhand, giving the Kings a 2-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at PNC Arena. He is becoming the very definition of a closer, with the decider in back-to-back games, as he won it for the Kings in overtime on Wednesday against Ottawa. Just don't ask him about his thought process heading into his shootout approach.
October 6, 2013 |
BEIJING - If you want a full-time teaching job, but you're stuck in a temporary gig without health benefits, Luo Chunlei advises that you buy the school principal a box of mooncakes and follow up with an envelope of dough. Having an operation? Better slip the surgeon some cash. And don't forget the anesthesiologist. "I'm absolutely disgusted by it, but this is how our system works," said Luo, a 32-year-old math teacher turned activist who is campaigning against what he sees as Chinese society's pervasive culture of corruption.