Thursday, September 29, 2016

Network Prime Time TV Ratings (Week of September 19-25 2016)

Prime Time Network TV Ratings
Top 20 in Total Viewers
Week of September 19th - 25th 2016
(New Series in Italics)

1 - Sunday Night Football (Bears/Cowboys)  NBC Sunday 830pm
2 - Thursday Night Football (Texans/Patriots)  CBS  Thursday 830pm
3 - NCIS (Season Premiere) CBS  Tuesday  8pm
4 - The Big Bang Theory  (Season Premiere)  CBS  Monday 8pm
5 - Bull  (Series Premiere)  CBS  Tuesday 9pm
6 - 60 Minutes  CBS  Sunday 7pm
7 - The Voice  NBC  Tuesday 8pm
8 - The Voice  (Season Premiere)  NBC  Monday 8pm
9 - Football Night in America Part 3  NBC  Sunday 756pm
10 - NCIS : New Orleans  (Season Premiere)  CBS  Tuesday 10pm
11 - Kevin Can Wait  (Series Premiere)  CBS  Monday 830pm
12 - Empire  (Season Premiere)  FOX  Wednesday 9pm
13 - MacGyver  (Series Premiere)  CBS  Friday 8pm
14 - Dancing With the Stars  ABC  Monday 8pm
15 - Blue Bloods  (Season Premiere)  CBS  Friday 10pm
16 - NCIS : Los Angeles  (Season Premiere)  CBS  Sunday 851pm
17 - Hawaii Five-O  (Season Premiere)  CBS Friday 9pm
18 - This Is Us  (Series Premiere)  NBC  Tuesday 10pm
19 - Designated Survivor  (Series Premiere)  ABC  Wednesday 10pm
20 - Survivor  (Season Premiere)  CBS  Wednesday 8pm

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

October 3rd 2016

Arnold Palmer tribute

Monday, September 26, 2016

Top 10 Huge Events Completely Overshadowed By Other Events

Magazine Cover of the Week

Arnold Palmer
September 25th marked the passing of a true legend in the world of sports, Arnold Palmer.  He elevated golf to such a level that everyone loved and played it.  He was just cool personified, all the while being everyman and just the guy next door and just a truly nice man.

May 2nd 1960

Top 10 Actors Who Got Fired from Movies

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1959 Chicago White Sox

The 1959 "Go-Go" White Sox were the the American League champions and would face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series but lose the series 4 games to 2.  1959 was the first White Sox AL championship since 1919 and their last until 2005.

The White Sox also had the 1959 American League MVP in 2nd baseman Nellie Fox (L)  who had 191 hits, 34 doubles, 70 RBI and batted .306.
Leading the way in pitching was the 1959 American League Cy Young Award Winner Early Wynn who had 22 wins, 10 losses, 3.29 ERA with 179 strikes, which led the league. 

Al Lopez was named the 1959 American League Manager of the Year after leading the White Sox to a 94-60 regular season record 

Top 10 Hilarious Fight Scenes in Animated Movies

WWE and NBC Universo honor Eddie Guerrero

Classic Movie Poster of the Week

From Here To Eternity
Oscar winner for Best Picture of 1953

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

Issue dated September 23rd 1968

September 14th 1968
 Denny McLain becomes a thirty-game winner when Tigers rally for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Oakland 5-4. The Detroit right-hander, who will finish the season 31-6, is the first hurler to accomplish the feat since Dizzy Dean reached the milestone in 1934.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Old Time Radio Show of the Week

Our Miss Brooks
"Rumors About Mr. Conklin"
September 10th 1950
Rumor has it that Mr. Conklin has been fired and is now taking in laundry.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

September 11th 1966
Pro Football Preview
The cover features Chicago Bears QB Rudy Bukich (1965 All Pro) handing off to 1965 Rookie of the Year/All Pro/Pro Bowler and soon to be the NFL leading rusher for 1966, Gayle Sayers.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) - September 4th 2016

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending September 4th 2016

10 - White Trash - Nancy Isenberg
(9 weeks on list)

9  -  Hillary's America - Dinesh D'Souza
(5 weeks on list)

8  -  Liars - Glenn Beck 
(3 weeks on list)

7  -  Crisis of Character - Gary J. Byrne and Grant Schmidt
(8 weeks on list)

6  -  Hamilton : The Revolution - Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
(19 weeks on list)

5  -  Between The World and Me - Ta-Neshis Coates
(58 weeks on list)

4  -  When Breathe Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
(32 weeks on list)

3  -  Armageddon - Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
(5 weeks on list)

2  -  Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance 
(4 weeks on list)  (Last week at #1)

1  -  The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo - Amy Schumer
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) - September 4th 2016

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending  September 4th 2016

10 - The Black Widow - Daniel Silva
(6 weeks on list)

9  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(120 weeks on list)

8 - Insidious - Catherine Coulter
(2 weeks on list)
Two cases - one concerning an attempted poisoning in Washington and another about the hunt for a serial killer in Los Angeles - are the focus of Coulter's 20th F.B.I. thriller.

7  -  Bullseye - James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  Damaged - Lisa Scottoline
In the 15th Rosato and Dinunzio novel, Mary Dinunzio defends a dyslexic fifth grader accused of attacking a school aide.

5  -  Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
(4 weeks on list)

4  -  The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
(5 weeks on list)

3  -  Curious Minds - Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
The first of a new series featuring Emerson Knight, an eccentric millionaire, and Riley Moon, an analyst at a mega-bank.

2  -  Sting - Sandra Brown
A hired killer and a woman he kidnapped join forces to elude the F.B.I agents and others who are searching for her corrupt brother.

1  -  The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
(3 weeks on list) (2nd consecutive week at #1)
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

Calvin and Hobbes of the Day (September 6th 2016)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Old Time Radio Show of the Week


September 6, 1959

"Matt's Decision"
The first show of the season
Matt Dillon is getting fed up with the Marshal's job, but an Indian problem and gun-runners show him where he's really needed.

Thursday, September 1, 2016