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Pbs Goes On Hourlong Walk With Dogs

Shed that crusty outlook, dump the cynical mood and prepare to fall in love the old-fashioned way - with a dog. Tonight PBS takes a not particularly deep but unabashedly cute walk with terriers, collies, retrievers and plain old mutts in a documentary called "Dog's Best Friend" on PBS.

Viewers Love Nhl

Fox drew its highest NHL overnight rating of the year, a 4.7 and 10 share, for its telecast Saturday night of the final game of the Stanley Cup championship between New Jersey and Detroit. In New York alone, the game was watched in an estimated 712,000 homes and drew a rating of 10.6 with a 21 share. The rating in Detroit was 14.1 and 26.

Broken Promises Cited In Breakup Decision By Abc And Nbc Dissolves The Baseball Network

Citing a "trail of broken promises," ABC and NBC said Friday they are through with major league baseball in this century, and next year Fox or CBS can have it. "I can't imagine being involved in baseball the rest of this century," NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol said as he and ABC Sports president Dennis Swanson jointly announced the move.

Pazienza Against Jones: Don’t Buy It

Further evidence of how the world of boxing and pay-per-view technology are intertwined was provided by promoter Don King on Tuesday at Mike Tyson's press conference at Sylvia's in Harlem. When King wasn't introducing everyone on the dais - including Tyson's cut man - he was selling Showtime's Aug. 19 Tyson-Peter McNeeley fight, which at a $50 price tag is a total ripoff. King also explained that if you can't dial into PPV, you can purchase a "trap," which is a device that will allow you to see the fight.

Nielsen Results

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for June 12-18. Top 20 listings include the week's ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes. An "X" in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. A rating measures the percentage of the nation's 95.4 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 954,000 households. 1. "PrimeTime Live," ABC, 25.9, 24.7 million homes

Abc Leads TV Ratings With Jackson Interview

ABC was last week's ratings victor as viewers found the chance to peer into Michael Jackson's soul on "PrimeTime Live" simply irresistible. Diane Sawyer's live June 14 interview with the pop singer and his wife, Lisa Marie Presley, was the week's No. 1 program and gave ABC its highest rating ever for one of its news magazines.

Internet Users Prefer Letterman Over Leno

On the nation's television screens, David Letterman and Jay Leno are in a virtual dead heat in the ratings war for viewers - though behind Ted Koppel and "Nightline." But in the virtual world of computer screens, the competition is one-sided. Letterman, assisted in part by his Top Ten lists, is an icon of the Internet. Leno, in the words of latenight watcher Aaron Barnhart, "is not real compatible with Internet users."

Nbc Tips In Narrow Ratings Victory

With "Friends" at No. 1 and the National Basketball Association playoffs in the Top 10, NBC edged ABC in the latest weekly Nielsen ratings. For the week of June 5-11, NBC had a 9.7 rating and 18 percent share of the audience.

U.S. Soccer Win Watched By Few

The U.S.'s 3-2 soccer win over Nigeria on Sunday in the U.S. Cup '95 tournament got just a 0.9 cable rating on ESPN and was watched in 590,400 homes. It was the first game in which the U.S. had its top players available since last summer's World Cup. During the World Cup, ESPN averaged a 2.2 cable rating and 1.39 million homes for its live telecasts, and a 1.8 cable rating and 1,138,000 homes overall.In its previous U.S. soccer telecast this year, ESPN got a 0.4 cable rating for a 2-1 loss to Costa Rica on May 28.Each rating point for ESPN currently represents 656,000 homes, up from 631,000 last summer.

Orlando Gives Crew Earache

Perhaps you had to cup your ears or jack up the volume on your TV set over the last few nights to hear Marv Albert's trademark "Yesss" during NBC's coverage of the NBA championship series. Part of that is because the Marvelous One is suffering the effects of a sore throat. The other part is that Albert and his two analyst partners, Matt Guokas and Bill Walton, have had to scream to the top of their lungs to be heard over the relentless din of the Orlando Arena.

Discover Gems In ‘Great Moments’

If you're like a lot of people, you never have watched a single program all the way through on the Discovery Channel. Discovery is one of those cable networks that you probably stumble across on the way to watching something else. But because it offers a steady stream of enlightening programming that's good for you, the natural tendency is to steer clear.

Comedy Central Going After Summer Laughs

Now that rerun season is lumbering along in earnest, Comedy Central is hoping to snare viewers with several new and insistently wacky series. The theory: Better you should laugh while perspiring this summer. Maybe. The best of the lot is "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist," Comedy Central's first half-hour animated sitcom, on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 29-June 4. Top 20 listings include the week's ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses and total homes. An "X" in parentheses denotes one-timeonly presentation. A rating measures the percentage of the nation's 95.4 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 954,000 households. 1. "PrimeTime Live," ABC, 13.8, 13.2 million homes

Season-Enders Put Abc At Top Of Ratings

Back-to-back episodes of "Home Improvement," the season finale of "NYPD Blue" and the last episode of "Full House" put ABC in first place in last week's prime-time ratings race. NBC, which packed five of its hit series into the Top 10, was second, according to Nielsen ratings. CBS' Wednesday movie, Kellie Martin's "The Face on the Milk Carton," was its only Top 10 show.