I point this out only to highlight the greatness of Craig Biggio's career longevity, but during his first two season's in the league, and when he first began his ascension to the upper rungs of the all time Hit by Pitch list, The Cosby Show was the number 1 rated show on television. Through 2004, nine other shows have held the title of network televisions top rated show since then (season totals), but Craig Biggio has been hit the most times while E.R. was #1. NBC has had the #1 show for 142 plunks, leading CBS's 95 and ABC's 19. Biggio has been hit 114 times while a drama held the top spot, 73 times when sitcom's were the most watched show, 44 times when gameshows held the title, and 25 times when a news show was number 1. Interestingly, most of these shows aired on Thursday nights, and Thursday's are also the day of the week when Craig Biggio get's hit the least.
Plunks by reigning #1 rated television program through 2004:
|Who Wants to be a Millionaire||16|
|The Cosby Show||6|
That's right, I called Survivor a game show.