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Austin Karp

Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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ECHL Attendance Flat; Ontario Reign Back On Top With Strong Numbers In SoCal

04 / 24 / 14

ECHL teams, playing at what is considered the Double-A level of North American hockey, averaged 4,706 fans per game during the ’13-14 regular season, relatively flat compared to last season. The league played with one less team to start the season, as the Trenton Titans ceased operations ...

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Overnight Ratings: NFL Preseason, NASCAR

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08/16/13
Asia Is Top Region For EPL TV Dsitribution

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08/09/13
Final Ratings: Sprint Cup At Pocono, A-Rod Return

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08/09/13
Rochester Ranks As No. 2 Minor League Market

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Tags: Franchises

08/08/13
FS1 Could Start In 85.8 Million Homes

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08/08/13
The Jockey Club, FS1 To Ink TV Deal

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08/07/13
San Bernardino County No. 4 Minor League Market

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08/02/13
Lowest Audience Yet For "UFC On Fox"

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Tags: Media, Fox, UFC

08/02/13
Final Ratings: UFC On Fox, Brickyard 400

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07/31/13
Fox Soccer Viewership Up Big In July

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