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New York Knicks-Boston Celtics Stunner Delivers MSG Its Best Ratings Since 2001

Last night’s NBA matchup between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics was one of the best games to watch all season. If you missed it, it was capped with a stunning last second shot by Paul Pierce to give the Celtics the lead with 4/10 of a second remaining, followed by three-pointer that would have given the Knicks the win, had it not been beaten by the buzzer by a fraction of a second.

While the game may have ended with a Knicks loss, it was still sweet for MSG, which saw its highest ratings for a Knicks game since October 31, 2001–When Michael Jordan made his return to the NBA with the Washington Wizards.

The game on MSG averaged a 3.61 household rating, or 271,303 homes. Combined with ESPN’s telecast, it averaged a 6.27 household rating in the New York market.

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‘Morning Glory’: Not as Sunny as Critics Had Hoped

“Morning Glory,” the new movie about our industry, is leaving critics underwhelmed. The film is about a young producer played by Rachel McAdams who lands a job at a struggling network morning show called “DayBreak.” The show is anchored by an ex-beauty queen played by Diane Keaton and an ex-retired hard news man played by Harrison Ford. McAdams is hired by the network’s head of news played by Jeff Goldblum. The film’s screenwriter, Aline Brosh McKenna, wrote “The Devil Wears Prada” and the general consensus is that while McAdams is charming, the movie’s tone and direction is confused.

  • The Associated Press’ Christy Lemire wasn’t impressed with the film, calling it a “vapid hodgepodge.”  It “feels like … well, a sunny, network morning show.” She does write that the movie “does get newsroom culture somewhat right, though, something so many other movies tend to get wrong.”
  • The New York TimesManohla Dargis suggests that the movie is “a passably amusing Read more