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Baseball has good chance to draw big playoff ratings

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Major League Baseball should be happy. The table is set for stronger post season television ratings. The playoffs got off to a great start Tuesday night when the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles in the win-or-go-home Wild Card Game, 5-2 in 11 innings. Better yet, it was a walk-off home run by the Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion that sent his team to Arlington to face the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. But exciting games have not been the…

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Olympic TV advertisers not getting bang for their bucks

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Each morning, SaintPetersBlog readers will find a piece advising them of the top Olympic events on television for that day. Perhaps viewers from around the country need to check out the lineup as well. Over the first few days of Olympic coverage, ratings are not what they should be. In fact, they were  down to 1992 levels until they began an upswing on Monday. Beginning with the mediocre opening ceremony on Friday, the Olympics were more than three ratings points…

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Lots of TV watchers in Chicago are disappointed

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A lot of people are watching in Chicago. A lot of them are not very happy. Perhaps it adds to the pleasure you got from watching the Tampa Bay Lightning take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals, but it’s easy to imagine a lot of Blackhawks fans swearing at their television sets as they watched the Lightning’s 3-2 victory. According to NBC, Chicago had its best-ever local number (24 percent) on NBCSN to fuel a 2.88 national overnight…

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Thank you, Chris Dodd

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Sen. Chris Dodd’s sacrifice for his party appears to have paid off, big-time. There’s lots of meat in three new Quinnipiac polls for Democrats and the Obama administration to consider. In a nutshell, the polls show Chris Dodd did Democrats a huge favor by bowing out of the Connecticut Senate race, which now appears to be completely out of reach for Republicans, and they show that while voters like Barack Obama much more than they did George W. Bush (who…

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