November 1, 2001 |
Personally, I prefer Charles Barkley, but there was little Dorothy on the TBS NBA pregame show, informing co-hosts the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion to come along, "We're off to see the Wizard!" Weren't we all? Wasn't "Super Tuesday," as ESPN over-hyped it, going to be the night Michael Jordan made his comeback for the Washington Wizards, took on the New York Knicks and the New York Yankees and Fox and Roger Clemens and dusted every single one of them? Ahem.
October 26, 2007 |
Catch the Colorado Rockies in the World Series while you still have the chance (this sentence brought to you by the All New Chevy Malibu) . . . World Series Game 3 (Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Channel 11) and Game 4 (Sunday, 5:15 p.m., Channel 11): It could be a short World Series, or not, depending on the number of snow outs yet to be booked.
November 3, 2004 |
A competitive, down-to-the-wire race may be in the offing for TV networks too. The improbable postseason run of the Boston Red Sox vaulted Fox into the lead among 18-to-49-year-old TV viewers this season -- the demographic group that networks chase because it's most valuable to their advertisers. This year, Fox is averaging 5.4 million of these youthful viewers in prime time. Three rivals are right on Fox's heels: CBS at 5.3 million, ABC at 5 million and NBC at 4.
November 1, 2006 |
Thanks to "Sunday Night Football," "Heroes," "Deal or No Deal" and "1 vs. 100," NBC has become the only network to increase its viewership among the young adult demographic through the first six weeks of the television season. NBC's ratings among viewers ages 18 to 49 -- the group most prized by many advertisers -- are up 12% over last year, according to figures released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research, putting it in third place behind ABC and CBS. NBC was tied for third with Fox a year ago.
October 20, 1998 |
When the New York Yankees play important home games, their history rolls across the field like a great, smothering fog. It's on the mound before, in the stands during, on the scoreboard, behind the fences, in your face. Today in Qualcomm Stadium, in their most important home game in 14 years, San Diego Padre history will be in Los Angeles. Steve Garvey will be watching World Series Game 3 on television at home with his son.
October 21, 1986 |
Monday was an off-day for travel in the Shuttle Series, but the obviously pumped Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd was already on a roll, offering a preview of what his metabolic rate is likely to be tonight when he starts for the Boston Red Sox in World Series Game 3. "I'm going to be excited, emotional, loose. That's my nature. That's what I possess," Boyd said. "That's how I go out and take care of my business."
October 29, 2003 |
NBC may have coined the term "Must-See TV" for its Thursday prime-time slate, but the reliable lineup was soundly beaten by rival CBS last week despite heavily promoted episodes of "Friends" and "Will & Grace," according to Nielsen Media data released Tuesday.
November 5, 2009 |
Fox Broadcasting's coverage of the first four games of the World Series drew 45% more viewers than a year ago, making the network a runaway winner in the weekly prime-time ratings race. With World Series games taking the top three spots, Fox averaged 14.68 million viewers for its prime-time programming between Oct. 26 and Sunday, according to figures released Tuesday by Nielsen Co. The New York Yankees' 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 on Sunday was the week's most-watched program with 22.76 million viewers.
October 27, 2000 |
For television viewers in the Pacific time zone Saturday, it won't be a matter of Sooners or later. If you want to watch Oklahoma take on top-ranked Nebraska, and you want to watch for free, there will be no Sooners--no Cornhuskers, either--and for that, you can blame the new baby boomers. (You can also blame Disney and ABC and the Big 12 Conference, but that would be getting ahead of ourselves . . . ) The first No. 1-versus-No.
May 18, 1994 |
Bob (Buck) Rodgers managed the California Angels with two screws inside his left knee and more screws inside his right elbow. He was fired Tuesday by an organization with more than a few screws loose. Just another crazy day here at Seraphic Park. Only a guardian angel kept Rodgers from literally giving his life for the Angels. He rode Row 1, Seat 1 on the Charter From Hell, a bus that capsized on May 21, 1992, on the turnpike between New York and Baltimore. He came home on a slab.