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

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AHL Regular-Season Attendance Down 5%; Two New Markets Down Sharply

04 / 23 / 14

AHL teams, playing at what is considered the Triple-A level of North American hockey, averaged 5,402 fans per game during the ’13-14 regular season, down 5% from last season. The Hershey Bears led all teams for the eighth straight season with 9,664 fans per game, but that average was down 4%....

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Fox Sees Viewership Jump For UFC Broadcast

“UFC on Fox 4” Saturday night finished with a 1.4 rating and 2.44 million viewers from 8:00-10:22pm ET for a card highlighted by Shogun Rua’s win over Brandon Vera. While the rating is down slightly from a 1.5 for Fox' previous broadcast on May 5, which was headlined by Nate Diaz& ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 500 led all non-Olympic sports telecasts over the weekend with a 2.6 overnight Nielsen rating yesterday. The race featured a rain delay from 1:00-3:00pm ET, with racing resuming from 3:00-5:15pm before rain forced the cancellation of the ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Overnight ratings for weekend sports telecasts were led by ESPN’s coverage of the British Open. On broadcast TV, NBC led the way with its “30 Greatest NBC Olympic Moments” special on Saturday night, earning a 2.1 overnight. Meanwhile, ESPN earned a 1.4 overnight for Rangers-Ang ...

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Final Nielsen Ratings

MLS telecasts are averaging 345,000 viewers to date on ESPN/ESPN2, putting the league’s telecasts on the cable nets on pace for the best average since MLS was formed in ’96. The audience is up 12% from the same period last year and up 18% from ’10. The Timbers-Sounders match on Jun ...

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NASCAR On TNT Flat With Last Season

TNT averaged a 3.1 U.S. rating and 4.98 million viewers for its six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season. That rating is flat compared to last season, while the viewership is down 3% compared to 5.125 million viewers. The viewership figure marks the lowest for TNT under its current TV rights d ...

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CNBC Leads Distribution For Olympic Cable Nets

With coverage of the London Games set to begin later this month, CNBC is seeing the most U.S. distribution among nets that will air coverage with 97.5 million homes. MSNBC ranks second with 95.5 million homes, while Bravo has 94.6 million and NBC Sports Network has 78.1 million. ESPN and ESPN2 are i ...

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"Dream Team" Draws NBA TV's Best Audience Ever

NBA TV averaged 847,000 viewers for the net’s “Dream Team presented by Right Guard” documentary last night, marking the network’s best audience ever. The previous high was 835,000 viewers for Game Five of the Grizzlies-Spurs Western Conference First Round playoff series in '1 ...

Golf Channel In Record Number Of Homes

Golf Channel is in 84.8 million U.S. homes in June, setting a record for the network for the second straight month. During the same period last year, the network was in 83.8 million homes. Three sports nets -- NBA TV, Speed and NBC Sports Network -- rank in the top 10 among all cable TV networks in ...

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Fox' Sprint Cup Audience Down From '11

Fox averaged a 4.8 final Nielsen rating and 7.9 million viewers for its 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series telecasts this season, down 4% and 8%, respectively, from a 5.0 rating and 8.6 million viewers last season. The rating for the telecasts this season is also flat with ’10, while viewership was u ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN's Game Seven of the Heat-Celtics series led all weekend sports overnight Nielsen ratings. The net also saw a strong number yesterday for the Spain-Italy UEFA Euro 2012 match. The 1.7 rating for the game was higher than any overnight during the '08 tournament, excluding the final on ABC. TNT ...

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