Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 26, 2010




Despite a heavy-packed rookie lineup that dons a record slightly above .500, the Tigers are still sporting one of the best radio and regional television ratings in Major League Baseball. SportsBusiness Journal's John Ourand reported Monday morning that the Tigers television broadcasts are the seventh most watched in the league -- averaging 117,761 households in the Detroit market. The Tigers also attract a 6.23 average rating per broadcast, which ranks them sixth overall. The team's average ratings in the first half on FS Detroit dropped 1.9 percent from last season, but its local numbers trail only the Cardinals (9.70), Twins (7.85), Phillies (7.20), Reds (6.52) and Red Sox (6.25)... Tigers local radio, TV ratings among best in Major League Baseball (Mon, 7/26)

Officials in Detroit say they worry that television police shows using the city as a backdrop may lead to negative perceptions about Detroit and its residents. Mayor Dave Bing has already ended the city police department's relationship with A&E reality show "First 48," and said he was stunned to see former Police Chief Warren Evans promoting a new fictional series about homicide detectives in the city, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Bing said Evans' decision to participate in "The Chief" promo was one of the reasons why he demanded Evans' resignation last week... Detroit worries about television 'image' (Sun, 7/25)







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