Dodgers' TV Issues Again Cloud Season Goodell: It Was Time To Suspend Blackouts Media Notes Radio Show Delayed Due To Skipper Impersonator Bills Turn Down Hard Knocks Opportunity People & Personalities NFL To Stream Bills-Jaguars Online NFL Suspends Blackout Policy For '15 Browns Leery Of "Hard Knocks" Feature TWC Expects $1B Loss For SportsNet LA
Upcoming Conferences and Events
DODGERS-GIANTS PENNANT RACE RESULTING IN BIG NUMBERS
Published September 19, 1997
The Dodgers-Giants game on Wednesday gave SportsChannel Pacific (SCP) its "highest rating in the Bay Area," according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Then, the extra-inning game yesterday "drew near-record numbers of online chat room participants" to KTLA-TV's Web site. KTLA broadcast its first live online broadcast of the game through a chat room, feeding play-by-play notes to users. Online producer Eric Lipton said that "as many as 300 people were using the chat room at any one time, with an estimated 1,200 or more different users per hour." On Wednesday, the 316,000 households that watched the game on SCP were "more than were watching any other broadcast or cable network in that market." SCP's 11.5 Wednesday rating, with a peak of 13.9, broke the "previous ratings record" of 5.5, with a peak of 6.9, during a July 6 Giants-Rockies game (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 9/19).