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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Herbst’

New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys Put Ratings in a Horsecollar

Sunday Night Football posted more massive ratings, but even NBC couldn’t compete with that “I just want to sit and watch football post-turkey” feeling.

Huh?

The Saints/Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game on FOX drew a 13.9 final rating and 31.874 million viewers on FOX, up 20% in ratings and 26% in viewership from last year’s comparable window on CBS (OAK/DAL: 11.6, 25.207 mil). The Saints’ win ranks as the most-viewed NFL game of the season on any network, and the most-viewed sporting event overall since Super Bowl XLIV.

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Observer.com Enjoys Tennis, Tennis WAGS, Slideshows

The New York Observer is falling into chaos or devolving into a sh*tstorm. But that won’t stop the pink paper from jumping on the “oh boy, we need a US Open (now in 3D!) story” train.

John Koblin takes a break from killing the media beat to pen a solid profile of Rafael Nadal. He argues that New Yorkers should root for the hyper-athletic Spaniard even though he’s never taken to Gotham because (simplified) Roger Federer is old, Andy Roddick is bad, and, as commentator Mary Carillo explains, “In a way, he’s [Jimmy] Connors-like.” Those reasons are well and good and valid. So cheer for Rafa, then move more to the more telling part of the tennis package. Read more