“American Idol” surges in ratings among African-Americans

This season is certainly one to forget for American Idol in the ratings department. But its a different story altogether when it comes to African-American audiences. While ratings have declined significantly for Idol overall, the opposite is true among black viewers. In fact, most weeks, Idol is either ranked at or near the top in African-American homes. According to Nielsen […]

“Cops” moves from Fox to Spike TV

Beginning in September, first-run installments of Cops is changing addresses from Fox to Spike TV, where it will begin its 26th season. The Viacom-owned cable network plans to run fresh episodes Saturday nights at 7 p.m. (CT), the same time slot Cops occupies now on Fox. Spike also acquired rights to several past seasons of Cops. Existing off-network deals with other cable […]

T Dog’s Think Tank: Blackhawks slipping back to old ways?

An update to Friday’s story regarding Susannah Collins: As speculated, Collins’ firing was indeed ordered by Blackhawks’ owner Rocky Wirtz who, according to Robert Channick of the Chicago Tribune Saturday, sent a letter to CSN Chicago, showing his concern about those SportsNutz videos she was in during 2009 and 2010. The copy of the letter was cc’ed to Jerry Reinsdorf […]

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Jim, Tom, and the two Bobs

WLS-AM’s Jim Johnson calls it a career; Bob Newhart hits out of the park;  Bob’s Burgers sold in off-network to Adult swim – Jim Johnson is calling it a career: after 45 amazing years as a newsman for WLS-AM, Johnson announced his retirement earlier this week, officially departing when his contract expires in June. Johnson joined The Big 89 in […]

Comcast SportsNet Chicago cuts Susannah Collins

Comcast Sportsnet Chicago sideline reporter Susannah Collins was released from her position Thursday night after just eight months on the job, reports Robert Channick of the Chicago Tribune. In a moment that would’ve made Dick Clark and Ed McMahon proud (and would’ve make TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes), Collins made a notable on-air flub during the first intermission of a […]