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ESPN's Overnight For Steelers-Bengals "MNF" Down Compared To Week 2 Last Year
Published September 17, 2013
HIGHS & LOWS: In Houston, David Barron reported the Texans' OT win over the Titans on Sunday recorded a 24.8 local rating on KHOU-CBS. That compares to a 22.2 rating for the Week 1 home opener against the Dolphins last year and 22.5 for the Week 2 game at the Jaguars. Meanwhile, Comcast SportsNet Houston earned a 0.04 local rating for the Angels-Astros game on Saturday, marking a "record low audience" for an Astros game on an RSN in the Houston market. The previous low was a 0.05 rating on FS Houston for Astros-Reds on Sept. 9, 2012 (CHRON.com, 9/16).
TOPICS OF CONVERSATION: In S.F., Scott Ostler wrote CBSSN's Amy Trask is the "gutsiest person in pro football." Trask is taking "a strong stand for dumping the ugly nickname" of the Redskins. She is "not the only person taking this position, but Trask has the most to lose." The "old-schoolers will be all over Trask, calling her a lightweight softie sellout to new-age political over-correctness" (SFGATE.com, 9/16). Meanwhile, in Akron, George Thomas writes during all of the NFL pregame shows Sunday morning, "two topics dominated discussion." One was Lions DT Ndamukong Suh and the other was Patriots QB Tom Brady (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 9/17).