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Published July 25, 1995
ABC's coverage of the British Open received a 5.2 overnight Nielsen rating, up 24% from a year ago. The broadcast "peaked" at a 7.7. from 2:30-2:45pm EDT, at the end of the Daly-Rocca playoff. Richard Sandomir writes that ABC got the ratings boost "despite a decidedly mixed telecast" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/25). On Long Island, Steve Zipay gives the broadcast good marks (NEWSDAY, 7/25); while in Boston, Jack Craig notes that the BBC's video feed was "clearly behind [ABC's] standard" (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/25).... Rudy Martzke and Milton Kent both lead with the debut of Suzyn Waldman last night as the first female announcer to call a nationally televised major league baseball game. The Baseball Network Coordinating Producer John Filippelli: "Look, some people in this business are living in the Stone Age" (USA TODAY, 7/25). Kent calls it "the latest step in a welcome development, the continuing, but ever so slow advancement of women in sports broadcasting" (Baltimore SUN, 7/25)....In October, NESN debuts "Front Page," a 90-minute show featuring news and features on New England sports (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/25)....MSG Network will be airing "Giants Today," the 30-minute Giants-produced football preview show that was previously shown on Fox. The show will air on Friday nights, with a special one-hour season preview on Wednesday, August 30 (MSG Network).