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Ch. 2′s Brown May Get Another Emmy, Yeah, Yeah Yeah

  Hugh Laurie: "House" Closing In the spirit of Channel 2’s “10 at 10″ on WNYO-TV, here are the top 10 stories of the day in reverse order of importance. All right, what I’m trying to say is none of them are really that important. 10: If there is one former Western New ...
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“Smash” Has Decent Opening Night Here

    This is what I’m thinking and what you are asking: Inquiring minds want to know how the Monday premiere of NBC’s “Smash” did in Western New York. It had an 8.4 rating on Channel 2, which is significantly higher than NBC series get here that air at 10 p.m. or anytime for that matter. However, ...
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Strange Choices by Ch.2, ABC

  Leslie Hope and Bruce Greenwood What in the world possessed Channel 2 to have doctors create its news policy? What in the world possessed ABC to carry a documentary-style horror series? Those are today’s questions. Let’s start with Channel 2’s latest bit of grandstanding. On Monday night, ...
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Giant Ratings Here for Super Win

The ratings for Sunday’s Super Bowl were certainly super in Western New York. The New York Giants’ 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots had a preliminary rating of 52.9 on Channel 2, meaning 52.9 percent of area households were watching Eli Manning outduel Tom Brady. Nationally it had a 47.8 ...
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Super Bowl Coverage Has Debatable Moments

Cris Collinsworth   If the entire game Sunday had been as exciting and as strange as the last five minutes, the sports nation would be debating today if the New York Giants’ 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots was the greatest Super Bowl in history. Analyst Cris Collinsworth assuredly ...
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Some Quick Hits on Super Bowl Sunday

Dean Winters: Mayhem   I have a choice between watching hours of Super Bowl pregame stories today or writing a quick blog. Having vowed on Twitter to try and avoid all the pregame hype until kickoff, the decision was easy. Here are some quick hits on Super Bowl Sunday: One of my Twitter followers ...
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Sabres, “Big Bang” Score in Ratings; “Idol” Slides

Brian Williams: Big Ratings Here This is what I’m thinking: The local TV appeal of the Buffalo Sabres  was on display Wednesday when they lost to the New York Rangers, 1-0, in a shootout. The game carried on Time Warner Cable via the NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) had a 9.2 rating for its entirety. ...
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“Smash” Deserves To Be a Smash Hit

Hilty, McPhee, Huston and Messing   After all the promos that NBC has been running about the musical drama “Smash,” no one can be blamed if they feel like they’ve seen it already. I have seen it. The first four episodes, that is. And the series deserves to be a smash. Sure, “Smash” — ...
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Fairbanks’ Debut Smooth Despite Tech Glitches

  Channel 4’s new anchor Diana Fairbanks (see right) had a much smoother debut at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday than all the bells and whistles associated with the station’s new high definition set. At 5 p.m. when Fairbanks was introduced by anchors Don Postles and Jacquie Walker, the camera took ...
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More “Luck,” a Funny News Quote and Seinfeld

This is what I’m thinking: Jerry Seinfeld Sells Cars Not surprisingly, HBO announced late Tuesday that it had renewed David Milch’s HBO horse-racing series “Luck” for a second season. The pay-cable network cited the series’ audience of 3.3 million for the first episode and the generally ...
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