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Under The Lights: ABC's Saturday Night College Football Package Up 10% This Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

Viewership for ESPN’s signature Saturday night college football window on ABC increased by nearly 10% this season, leading the network to call it “the most-watched college football franchise on any network this season.” The Saturday night games averaged 5.997 million viewers and to...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC's P&G Gymnastics Up In Primetime

CBS finished with 6.7 million viewers for the final round of the PGA Championship last Sunday, marking the event’s second-best Sunday finish (behind last year) since Y.E. Yang held off Tiger Woods in ’09 (10.1 million viewers). CBS’ audience for Jason Day’s three-stroke win o ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NASCAR's Michigan Overnight Rating Drops

NBCSN drew a 2.4 overnight rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race yesterday from Michigan Int'l Speedway, down 20% from a 3.0 overnight for the same race last year on ESPN. NBCSN on Saturday also drew a 0.7 for the Xfinity Series race from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, down from a 0.9 on ESPN la ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Minor League Markets: Tulsa

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SportsBusiness Journal: Minor League Markets: Des Moines

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SportsBusiness Daily: Football HOF Game, Ceremony Audience Up

NBC averaged 10.98 million viewers for the Pro Football HOF Game last Sunday night, which saw the Vikings defeat the Steelers 14-3. That audience is the best for any NFL preseason game since the Cowboys-Bengals HOF Game drew 11.44 million viewers on NBC in '10. Vikings-Steelers led NBC to a win amon ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: PGA Championship Audience Up

TNT averaged 1.4 million viewers for the first round of the PGA Championship on Thursday, with coverage going an extra two hours due to inclement weather. That audience marks the best first round for the event since '10 and is up 40% from last year. The Turner sports-managed PGA.com saw a 54% year-o ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Tulsa Ranks As No. 4 Minor League Market

SBD/SBJ next Monday will unveil our biennial ranking of the country’s top minor league markets among more than 229 communities. It is a project that takes into consideration 386 teams and 48 leagues. The countdown to No. 1 begins today as we examine the No. 4 market -- Tulsa. ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Sports Makes First Periscope Foray

Turner Sports’ renewal of media rights for the PGA Championship in ’09 emphasized a renewed effort in targeting younger consumers, and that continues this week as the company turns to Periscope. During early action at Whistling Straits this week, Turner will take over the PGA.com Twitter ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC's HOF Game Up 19%

NBC drew a 6.9 overnight rating for Vikings-Steelers in last night's Pro Football HOF game, marking the best figure for an NFL preseason game since Panthers-Jets drew a 7.5 overnight on August 26, 2012. Vikings-Steelers is up 19% from a 5.8 for the Giants-Bills HOF game last year and gave NBC a win ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Has Best Boxing Audience Since '98

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