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Published December 8, 1997
In Dallas, Barry Horn wrote after averaging a 43.1 rating through 14 weeks on KDSW-TV last year, Cowboys ratings have fallen to 37.9 in '97 -- a dropoff of 15%, which means about 96,000 homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Nationally, the Cowboys are down 14% on Fox, which translates into almost four million homes a game (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/6)....Comcast Corp. acquired Marcus Cable Company's DE and MD cable TV assets for $65.5M in cash to expand its coverage in the two states (N.Y. TIMES, 12/6). PEOPLE: On Saturday, Comedy Central's Craig Kilborn filled in for Kevin Harlan, who handles T-Wolves radio play- by-play, for the Wizards-T-Wolves game. Harlan missed the game due to his Fox NFL duties (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 12/6)....ABC's Keith Jackson reaffirmed that he will retire following the '98 college football season. Jackson, on why he plans to retire: "It's my time. It's time to go. It's time for us to find out if the next generation is as smart as they keep telling us" ("Up Close," ESPN, 12/5).