Pulse TV Flashback 12/27/2004: Survivor Pulau Spoilers, Shaq/Kobe Scores Huge Ratings For ABC

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Shaq/Kobe Scores Huge Ratings For ABC, Bravo Picks New ‘Poker’ Celebrities, Scott Baio Returns To TV

Saturday’s (Dec. 25) exhaustively hyped Christmas Day battle between the Lakers and Heat scored the NBA’s best regular season ratings in six years. According to media reports, the overnight ratings for ABC’s basketball telecast were a robust 8.0.
The match-up between Los Angeles and Miami marked Shaquille O’Neal’s first game against the team he helped lead to three championships. It also marked the first face-off between O’Neal and former teammate Kobe Bryant. The two superstars had an acrimonious relationship when they played for the same squad and have had a bitter war-of-words going through the media since the off-season when O’Neal was traded to Miami for three players and Bryant resigned with the Lakers for $136.4 million.

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[Spoiler] ‘Survivor Pulau’ Contestant Information

SNN is reporting that a Seattle attorney may be on the new Survivor.

“Information we have received placed him in Seattle, Washington. Willard (apparently the proper name variation) has been described as a fit and friendly attorney in his mid 50’s, about 5’9”, 175 lbs, gray hair, and wearing spectacles.

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