Fast Start for MLB on TBS
- Ratings homer for Baseball Net. Battaglio, Stephen // Hollywood Reporter;10/6/95, Vol. 339 Issue 15, p1
Reports that criticisms from sportswriters and fans have boosted the ratings of the Baseball Network's regional television coverage of Major League Baseball's divisional playoffs. Average regional ratings; Planned disbanding of Baseball Network.
- Major League Mediocrity. Consoli, John // MediaWeek;07/10/2000, Vol. 10 Issue 28, p5
Reports that flat household ratings may make it tough for Major League Baseball to triple its network television rights fees. Television networks that are in negotiations with the league to renew their deals; Lowest series rating ever; Television network which has suffered softer ratings.
- Baseball television woes rooted in the front office. Alridge, Ron // Electronic Media;11/03/97, Vol. 16 Issue 45, p30
Focuses on the ratings of the Major League Baseball World Series. History of baseball; Information on proposals by acting Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Bud Selig; Suggestion of a major overhaul for Major League marketing.
- National MLB Ratings Off To Slow Start This Season. Consoli, John // MediaWeek;4/28/2008, Vol. 18 Issue 17, p6
The article discusses television ratings for Major League Baseball (MLB) games. Despite low ratings, the sports television network ESPN has higher rating compared to the previous year while its companion network, ESPN 2, has reported a decrease in ratings. The television network Fox also...
- THE ZAPPER. // Sports Illustrated;06/18/2001, Vol. 94 Issue 25, p24
Presents news briefs related to television broadcasting of sports, as of June 2001. Comparison of television ratings in Denver, Colorado and New York City metropolitan area for final game of Stanley Cup finals between Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils; Thoughts on ceremonial pitch tossed...
- TBS enters big leagues. Dempsey, John // Daily Variety;10/18/2006, Vol. 293 Issue 13, p1
The article reflects on TBS network's seven year deal of Baseball League Championship Series comprising division playoffs and the Sunday games. An unconfirmed report says that the TBS payment is about $45 million a year. The negotiation was said to be low priced due to the disappointing ratings...
- Yanks for the Memories. Reynolds, Mike // Multichannel News;9/29/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 38, p64
The article reports on the television broadcasting of the final Major League Baseball game at the Yankee Stadium in New York City. The game averaged a 2.4 household rating, 2.36 million homes and 3.08 million viewers. This was the seventh-biggest "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast in 2008 for...
- Rain dampens Fox's World Series ratings. Kissell, Rick // Daily Variety;10/27/2008, Vol. 301 Issue 16, p5
The article discusses the impact of a rain delay on ratings for the World Series, the championship series of Major League Baseball, which was aired on the Fox network. Game 3 of the World Series began at 10 p.m. due to the rain and resulted in an average estimated audience of 9.8 million, making...
- ESPN Breaks Ice With Baseball. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;9/19/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 39, p4
Reports on a cable television rights agreement signed by Major League Baseball with sports cable operator ESPN. Implications of the agreement for Comcast's Outdoor Life Network; Terms of the agreement; Average household rating of ESPN with its baseball telecasts in 2005.