Quote of the Day

"That won't happen this time."
-- Musician Justin Timberlake, on the infamous “wardrobe malfunction.” The NFL last night announced he will play the Super Bowl LII halftime show in February. ("SNF," NBC, 10/22)
Monday October 23, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 31 Print This Issue

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  • Houston, We Have Liftoff

    Saturday night's Astros-Yankees ALCS Game 7 averaged 9.9 million viewers

    MLB postseason games across ESPN, TBS, FS1, Fox and MLB Network are averaging 4.8 million viewers heading into the World Series, marking the league's best pre-Fall Classic figure since '11 (4.9 million). This year's average for 31 games (including two Wild Cards) is up 13% from 4.24 million viewers for 28 games heading into last year's World Series. TBS saw a big jump this year with the NL games, averaging 4.6 million viewers. That is up 46% from last year, when the net had two ALDS sweeps, as well as no figures from the Toronto market for the playoffs as the Blue Jays reached the ALCS. TBS' figure this year is down 27% from '15, when the net had four strong ratings draws in the Dodgers, Mets, Cubs and Cardinals. TBS this postseason had eig ...

  • Oh Say Can You See

    Jerry Jones restates anthem protests are bad for business.

  • Cavalier Attitude

    Virginia makes Carla Williams the first female African-American AD at a Power Five school.

  • Heir To The Throne

    Pacers' Herb Simon announces succession plan for the franchise.

  • Welcome To Fogs-boro

    NBC adjusts on the fly during "SNF" after thick fog makes several cameras unusable.

  • Learning From The Past?

    The Nationals cut ties with Dusty Baker despite back-to-back NL East titles.

  • Time For A New Plan

    IndyCar looks for title sponsor with Verizon leaving after '18.

  • Making The First Move

    NFL decides to alter its approach on selecting Super Bowl hosts.

  • Parental Discretion Is Advised

    Some ESPN talent is upset the net continues to focus on LaVar Ball.

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