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Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Could Open Naming-Rights Division

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 16

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment today announced its fourth entitlement deal in the N.Y. market and now the organization is considering the creation of a separate division within BS&E to handle such deals. BS&E CEO Brett Yormark said, “We have established ourselves as one of the p...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Alamo Bowl Leads Weekend CFB Games

The final weekend of college bowl games was led by ESPN’s broadcast of the Valero Alamo Bowl. The net drew a 3.6 overnight rating for UCLA’s 40-35 win over Kansas State on Saturday night, down from a 4.6 rating for Oregon-Texas in the same bowl last year, which aired on a Monday night in ...

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On The Ground: CFP Opener Draws Overnight Ratings Comparable To '14 National Tit ...

ESPN’s first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal telecasts drew overnight ratings comparable with recent BCS National Championship on the cable net. ESPN began with Oregon’s 59-20 rout of Florida State, drawing a 15.5 overnight for the Rose Bowl telecast. That figure tops the 15.3 ov ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Texas Bowl Draws Record Crowd

The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl saw a record crowd of 71,115 for the nine-year-old event at NRG Stadium as Arkansas defeated Texas 31-7. That figure comes on the heels of last year’s record-low crowd of 32,327 for the Syracuse-Minnesota matchup. This year was the first of a six-year deal matching ...

SportsBusiness Daily: USC-Nebraska Leads Weekend Bowl Overnights

The National University Holiday Bowl led all bowl games in overnight ratings over the weekend, drawing a 3.9 on ESPN for the USC-Nebraska matchup from 8:30pm-12:00am ET on Saturday. That figure is up from a 2.5 overnight for the same bowl in ’13, which featured Texas Tech-Arizona State on a Mo ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vegas, New Orleans Lead Bowl Ratigs

College bowl season began on Saturday, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl leading the way in overnight ratings. Louisiana-Lafayette’s 16-3 win over Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl on ESPN at 11:00am ET drew a 1.6 overnight, up from a 1.4 for the same bowl last ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Heisman Audience Among Lowest In Last Decade

ESPN drew 3.15 million viewers for the Heisman Trophy presentation on Saturday night, marking the telecast’s smallest audience in at least a decade. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was the overwhelming favorite heading into the telecast. The viewership was down 25% from Florida State QB Jameis Wi ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Army-Navy Overnight Best In 15 Years

CBS drew a 4.5 overnight rating for Navy-Army on Saturday, marking the best figure for the football matchup in 15 years. That figure also is up 7% from a 4.2 overnight for the same game last year. ESPN also drew a 0.7 for “College GameDay” on Saturday morning, which aired from the site o ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLS Cup Finale Sees Audience Bump

ESPN finished with 964,000 viewers for the MLS Cup Sunday afternoon from 3:00-6:17pm ET, marking a 91% increase compared to the title game last year (505,000 viewers), which aired on a Saturday afternoon. This year's game marked the final game for Galaxy F Landon Donovan. The Galaxy’s win over ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Michigan Dethroned As FBS Attendance Leader

Ohio State led all FBS teams in average home attendance this season, knocking rival Michigan out of the top spot for the first time since '97. Ohio State averaged 106,296 fans per game, up just 1% from last season. Texas A&M, which expanded Kyle Field in the offseason, ranked No. 2 with 105,123 ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Gets Big Viewership On NFL Sunday

CBS finished with a 17.6 rating and 30.9 million viewers for its NFL national window on Sunday, which featured Patriots-Packers in 98% of markets. That audience marks the NFL’s most-viewed regular-season telecast in seven years, dating back to a CBS national window on Nov. 4, 2007 that feature ...

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