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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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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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Heat-Celtics Delivering Record Numbers For ESPN

ESPN earned a 7.6 overnight Nielsen rating for last night's Celtics-Heat NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Five, marking the net's second best NBA overnight ever behind Sunday night's Game Four. That figure is up from a 38% from  a 5.5 overnight for the net's Mavericks-Thunder Game Five last y ...

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Heat-Celtics Game Four Sets Record

ESPN's telecast of Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game Four on Sunday earned a 6.8 U.S. Nielsen rating, marking the highest-rated NBA game ever on cable TV. The broadcast had an audience of 11.07 million viewers, which is an ESPN record, but below the cable TV record of 11.11 milli ...

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

While ESPN was the beneficiary of a big number for last night's Heat-Celtics NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Four , CBS also saw a big number for the final round of The Memorial. Tiger Woods' win game the PGA Tour event its best final round overnight in eight years. The 3.8 overnight is up from ...

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NBA Conference Finals: ESPN Up With Heat-Celts, While TNT Down

TNT is averaging a 4.7 U.S. rating (7.4 million viewers) through three games of the Spurs-Thunder NBA Western Conference Finals, down 24% from the net’s record-setting Heat-Bulls series last year, which was averaging a 6.2 rating (10.7 million viewers) through three games. Spurs-Thunder i ...

Final Nielsen Ratings

NBC finished with a 1.8 final Nielsen rating and 2.9 million viewers for the Kings’ 2-1 OT win over the Devils Wednesday night, marking the lowest-rated NHL Stanley Cup Final opener since the league returned the first game to broadcast TV in ’09. The game is down 33% and 36%, respe ...

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Thunder-Spurs Game Two Avgs 7.3 Million Viewers

TNT earned a 4.6 fast-national U.S. rating and 7.3 million viewers for Game Two of the Thunder-Spurs NBA Western Conference Finals last night. The figures are down 25% and 27%, respectively, from a 6.1 rating and 10.0 million viewers for Game Two of last year’s record-setting Heat-Bulls series ...

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Overnight Nielsen ratings over Memorial Day weekend were topped by NBA Playoff games, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. Fox aired its second MLB primetime telecast of the season, earning a 2.3 overnight rating for coverage featuring Phillies-Cardinals (47%) and Rays-Red Sox (25%). Th ...

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ESPN’s Celtics-Heat Opener Up From Mavs-Thunder

ESPN earned a 6.6 overnight Nielsen rating for last night’s Celtics-Heat NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game One, up 25% from the Mavericks-Thunder Western Conference Finals opener on the net last year. Meanwhile, ABC earned a 5.5 overnight for the Celtics’ Eastern Conference Semifinals G ...

Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 Both Earn 4.1 Rating

The Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday both earned a 4.1 overnight Nielsen rating. ABC’s Indy 500 telecast from 12:00-3:45pm ET, which saw Dario Franchitti hold off Takuma Sato for his third win at the Brickyard, was down 5% from a 4.3 overnight last year ...

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