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Audience Analysis: ESPN Gets Strong Audience For Randy Moss "30 For 30" Documentary

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ESPN drew 2.17 million viewers for “Rand University” on Nov. 11, marking the net’s best documentary audience since the premiere of “The Book Of Manning” on Sept. 24, 2013 and eighth-best documentary audience since the “30 for 30” project began in ’09. ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Net Sees Decline For LDS Coverage

MLB Network averaged a 0.7 final rating and 873,000 viewers for its two LDS telecasts this season, down 13% and 26%, respectively, from a 0.8 rating and 1.2 million viewers last season, which was the net’s first year broadcasting postseason games. One difference for '13 was that MLB Net’ ...

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10/10/13
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Primetime Audience Rebounds In Q3

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10/09/13
SportsBusiness Daily: October Distribution For Cable Sports Networks

The '13-14 NHL season is in full swing in October and the league's primary cable home, NBCSN, is in 79.1 million homes, up from 78.0 million homes during the same period last year. Golf Channel also gets set to start a re-formatted PGA Tour season in 83 million homes, down from 83.9 million homes in ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: WNBA Finals Coverage Not Prominent

Highlights of the WNBA Dream-Lynx Finals Game 2 aired around the 30-minute mark of last night’s 11:00pm ET edition of “SportsCenter,” a lower placement than it received following a busier sports day on Sunday. Last night's “SportsCenter” before getting to Dream-Lynx fea ...

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10/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: WNBA Finals Game 1 Earns 391,000 Viewers

ESPN on Sunday night averaged 391,000 viewers for the Lynx’ 84-59 win over the Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Last season’s Fever-Lynx Game 1, which aired on ESPN2, averaged 343,000 viewers. However, Lynx-Dream Game 1 is down 22% from 501,000 viewers for the same matchup in Game 1 i ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Kaepernick Continues To Lead NFL Jersey Sales

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10/07/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Overnight Ratings: CFB, Presidents Cup

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sees Another Record Low MLB Season

Fox averaged a 1.6 rating and 2.4 million viewers for its '13 MLB regular-season coverage, marking the second straight season the net has seen a record low audience for Saturday regional coverage. The record low dates back to ’96, when Fox acquired MLB TV rights. This season’s audience i ...

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10/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox, NFLN Out Of Blocks Fast With NFL Games

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Net Has Record Regular Season

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