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Giants And Cowboys Put Up Big Points, Ratings On MNF

The scoreboard wasn’t the only thing that the Giants and Cowboys lit up as their week eight Monday night shootout earned its place in history as the fourth most-watched cable program ever.  According to a press release posted on TV by the Numbers, football fans in nearly 13 million U.S. homes tuned into ESPN for last night’s NFC East grudge match.  The game, which scored an 11.2 national HH rating, surpassed ESPN’s week three MNF showdown between the Packers and Bears to become cable’s highest viewed show of 2010.

Not to anyone’s surprise, last night’s game topped all other Monday night shows in major male demographics.  Through the season’s first seven weeks, ESPN’s eight MNF games are averaging a 10.9 HH rating nationwide.  This number marks a small improvement over the 2009 season.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

mereditha.jpgNYT Takes Baquet. LAT Gets Artley: LAT hired Meredith Artley, digital development director the International Herald Tribune’s online edition, as executive editor of latimes.com.

betting.jpgAdvice For The LAT: It’s nice that you’re beefing up your online staff. But if you’re looking for cost-cutting measures, don’t lay off writers, tell the writers to lay off gambling with Times’ money. Especially if they’re going to bet on the Bears.

clintshot.jpgRed Carpet In the Rotunda: Hollywood is getting into the lobbying game today, meeting with lawmakers, giving presentations about the dangers of piracy and contributions of the movie industry to the GNP. And in case that doesn’t work, they’re getting Clint Eastwood to wave and smile at them.