Date: 6th October 2000

Who's On First

Analysts agreed Thursday that dividing the baseball playoffs between Fox, NBC and ESPN has resulted in so much confusion that ratings for the games have plunged to record lows.

"I've had to look in the newspaper to find out when and where the Yankees and Mets are playing, and I should be aware of these things. This is what I do for a living," Bill Carroll, head of New York-based Katz Programming told Bloomberg News Thursday.

Under a deal between Major League Baseball and Fox Broadcasting last month, all of the post-season games will be carried by Fox beginning next season .

Source: Studio Briefing