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Posts Tagged ‘Cablevision’

Brett Favre's Return to Green Bay Becomes Highest Rated 'Sunday Night Football' Telecast Ever

Sunday night, former Green Bay Packer great Brett Favre returned to Lambeau Field as a Minnesota Viking. Today, NBC Sports says that the game was the most watched Sunday Night Football broadcast of all time, watched by 25.7 million total viewers, and drawing a 15.4 rating/25 share.

The previous record holder was week one of this season, when the Dallas Cowboys played the Washington Redskins.

The Vikings-Packers game is also the highest rated primetime NFL game played in October since 1996, and was up a whopping 71% from last week’s game.

More information in the press release after the jump.

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Run Marathons. Just Don't Get Hurt

The New York Times – gearing up for the New York City Marathon with On The Run (Look! Old guys running marathons!) – takes a look at runnings who can’t get insurance.

Huh?

Well, apparently health insurance companies like runners because they are fit. They don’t, however, want to insure marathoners because they get hurt. Like all the time.

Another study published in 2008 in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports found that 28 percent of 694 male runners polled sustained a lower-extremity injury while running in a marathon or in the month before it.

As a result, runners get lumped into the same category as overweight people of the same age who are greater risks for more serious (read: costly) health problems. Ridiculous but true.

I just ran five miles. As a blogger, I have free time on my hands. Let’s stop talking about concussions and discuss the fact that I can’t get cheaper health insurance.

NFL Broadcast Teams For Week 6

It’s about time CBS showed some love to Gus Johnson.

After several weeks of getting stuck with games that were blacked out locally, Johnson and Steve Tasker will call Kansas City-Houston on Sunday.

We might finally get our first Gus Johnson moment of the season:

“JACOBY JONES DOWN THE SIDELINE. CAN THEY CATCH HIM? JONES! WOW! TOUCHDOWN, HOUSTON!”

Below are the broadcast teams for Week 6 of, “Where In The World is Gus Johnson?”

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FBN Could be Pulled Off Cablevision in Carriage Dispute

If News Corp. and Cablevision cannot reach an agreement by tomorrow morning, the cable operator’s three million customers may lose Fox Business Network, Nat Geo Wild and the Fox broadcast channel. News Corp.’s biggest cable networks, FX, Fox News Channel and Fox Sports Net are not affected.

As has been so often the case over the last two years, at issue are retransmission fees for the broadcast network, and calls for higher carriage fees from the cable channels.

Cablevision says that it currently pays News Corp. $70 million a year for the channels, and that the content company is demanding an increase to $150 million a year.

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