Cablevision Blackout Impacts Fox Ratings

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The Fox blackout on Cablevision that has kept the network off the air in a huge chunk of the market, led to a massive ratings drop for this week’s “House” episode in New York. But the New York Giants game suffered less than some expected — which may also be the case for the late news on the Fox station.

On Monday, “House” had a .8 rating in the 18-to-49 demo — down a whopping 67% from the week before the blackout. That decline looks even steeper considering that the show’s ratings were the same this week on a national level compared to Oct. 11. More…