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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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ESPN Sees Audience Drop In July

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07/29/13
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07/19/13
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07/12/13
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07/10/13
Fox Soccer Sees New Distribution Record

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07/01/13
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06/28/13
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