Thursday, August 11, 2005


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:
60 Minutes25
Who Wants to be a Millionaire16
The Cosby Show6

That's right, I called Survivor a game show.


At 8/11/2005 10:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better check your work. I find it hard to believe Blind Date isn't listed.

At 8/12/2005 01:44:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

What about Hee Haw?! That perennial favorite must have been at the top spot at least a couple of weeks during Craig “Target” Biggio’s illustrious and painful stint in the majors. Buck Owens and the gang were drawing in a passel of viewers week after week… at least in Chesterfield County they were. I know in the Huckabee double wide trailer that show was always on whenever we could find it. Plus that, I reckon it is a true mark of cultural diversity that in so many television markets across the US of A the independent broadcast stations that picked up Hee Haw more often than not also picked up Soul Train, and pretty frequently they were broadcast back-to-back. Buck Owens and Don Cornelius back-to-back What a country.

At 8/17/2005 06:02:00 PM, Blogger X said...

Thursday night is the least hit day of the week. Is this a statistical anomaly? I'm sure you've done the research on days of the week. thursday (and tuesday and sometimes monday) are the most frequent offdays, so we should expect it to be the least infrequent.


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