|unscientific tdf ratings anecdote||steve-z|
Jul 18, 2002 5:46 AM
|So I've been wondering how OLN's ratings for the tour were shaping up, hoping that things go well and that we can count on extensive coverage in the future. I got something of an answer yesterday.
I decided to buy a Tivo box since the coverage in early morning, late afternoon, mid-evening, and late night tends to fall when I'm at work, on the bike, or sleeping. While at Best Buy in Dallas last night I struck up a conversation with a woman who was buying an extra TV so that her husband could --- watch le Tour in peace! A salesman overheard us and claimed that he had sold a Tivo that morning that was specifically to record the tour.
Hopefully good ratings + hardware sales will ensure that we get daily TDF coverage for years to come...
PS: Also check this link: http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html