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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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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

NFL Wild Card games dominated overnight Nielsen ratings for sports over the weekend. NBC’s doubleheader on Saturday even gave a boost to “SNL,” which earned a 7.4 overnight for the episode hosted by Charles Barkley with musical guest Kelly Clarkson. That figure marked the highes ...

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"MNF" Down, While NFL Net Sets Record

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

College bowl season began Saturday with ESPN airing three games. The Ohio-Utah State Famous Idaho Potato Bowl had the highest rating among the three with a 1.7 overnight rating from 5:30-9:00pm ET. However, that figure was down slightly from a 1.8 overnight for the Northern Illinois-Fresno Sta ...

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NCAA Football TV Audience Down In '11

NCAA football telecasts were down across the board this season among national broadcasters. CBS led all NCAA football broadcasters once again with 6.9 million average viewers for its SEC football telecasts. That figure is down slightly from ‘10. The net’s 4.2 rating was flat. ABC average ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Navy's 10th consecutive win over Army earned a 4.0 overnight on CBS on Saturday afternoon, marking the weekend's best non-NFL sports rating. That figure is up 14% from a 3.5 overnight last year. ESPN's coverage of the Heisman Trophy Presentation led all sports telecasts on cable with a 2. ...

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Final Nielsen Ratings

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ESPN Finishes '11 In 99 Million Homes

ESPN is in 99 million U.S. homes in December, down slightly from the start of the year, when the net was in 99.8 million homes. ESPN had a six-month run from February-July when it was in more than 100 million homes, but it did not reach that mark again. The net's low point f ...

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ACC/Big Ten Challenge Audience Up From '10

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge averaged a 0.9 U.S. rating and 1.3 million viewers for eight games across ESPN and ESPN2 this year, up 29% and 26%, respectively, from a 0.7 rating and 1.0 million viewers for nine telecasts last year. The telecasts were solely on Tuesday and Wednesday nights this sea ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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