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Olympic Hockey: Biggest TV Audience Ever in Canada

Written by Pats Papers | Friday, 12 March 2010 6:48 PM

Olympic Hockey: Biggest TV Audience Ever in Canada

Since the Olympic hockey gold medal game has been a popular topic here this week, I thought I’d share some interesting statistics released today by Canada’s Olympic broadcast rightsholders. They dug into the TV ratings vault to compare the February Canada vs. USA audience to the other classic moment in Canadian hockey: the 1972 “Summit Series” with the Soviet Union. The conclusion: the 2010 game was a much bigger event by any measure.

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The Big East

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 12 March 2010 11:16 AM

The Big East

Growing up in the west I was always a little resentful of all the attention the Eastern time zone got. Like the graphic that noted Good Morning America was “Live ET.”  Or when ESPN would announce that a big game was scheduled for “1 pm Eastern” and leave it to the rest of us to do the math. But it wasn’t until I picked up USA Today this morning that I fully understood the dominance of the east.

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Front Page Tally: March 12

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 12 March 2010 11:12 AM

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Iraq election still close 7
Unemployment 10
Health care reform 6
Settlement for Ground Zero workers 6
Aftershocks rattle new Chilean president 6
Highway fatalities down in 2009 6

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Front Page Tally: March 11

Written by Pat's Papers | Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:35 AM

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Female WWII pilots honored 12
Unemployment 10
House bars earmarks 7

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The Gold Medal Flush Story on MSNBC

Written by Pats Papers | Thursday, 11 March 2010 7:27 AM

The Gold Medal Flush Story on MSNBC

We’ve never posted a story on Pat’s Papers that attracted as much attention as the story about bathroom breaks in Edmonton during the Olympic gold medal hockey game. Thanks to Chris Hayes and producers at the Rachel Maddow Show for giving us a shout out the other night.

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Front Page Tally: March 10

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 10 March 2010 11:14 AM

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Faulty Prius investigated 10
‘Jihad Jane’ arrested for terror aid 9
Biden’s Israel trip turns sour 9

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NY1’s “30 Rock” Episode Airs This Week

Written by Pats Papers | Tuesday, 9 March 2010 6:51 PM

NY1’s “30 Rock” Episode Airs This Week

You might recall my post about the buzz in the NY1 Newsroom the day two scenes of 30 Rock were shot in our midst. We’re excited to see the finished product. It’s scheduled for air this week: Thursday, March 11 on NBC.

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Front Page Tally: March 9

Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 9 March 2010 11:21 AM

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Obama renews call for health reform 14
Massacre in Nigeria 8
Result unclear in Iraq election 8

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What If Everybody in Canada Flushed At Once?

Written by Pats Papers | Monday, 8 March 2010 2:42 PM

What If Everybody in Canada Flushed At Once?

The water utility in Edmonton, EPCOR, published the most incredible graph of water consumption last week. By now you’ve probably heard that up to 80% of Canadians were watching last Sunday’s gold medal Olympic hockey game. So I guess it stands to reason that they’d all go pee between periods.

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iPhone Battery Trouble Solved: It Was Software

Written by Pats Papers | Monday, 8 March 2010 2:13 PM

iPhone Battery Trouble Solved: It Was Software

The inquiries and comments started coming shortly after I put up my post about spotting Alan Alda at the Apple store. People wanted to know more about the real reason I was there: to ask for a solution to my growing low-battery problem with my iPhone 3GS.

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