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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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Tags: Media, ESPN, CBS

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fox to carry FIFA e-sports event

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03/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NCAA Tourney Ad Sales Up Big

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBC to carry games from English rugby

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03/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Ad buyers have to think differently

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03/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: VR beyond borders

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03/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Media pioneer Einhorn lauded by peers

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/29/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: A look into the future

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SportsBusiness Journal: RSN celebrate ucrative political season

While many may have overdosed on this year’s 24/7 election cycle, the sports networks just can’t get enough of it. That’s because the candidates are spending big on ad spots to get out the vote. Home Team Sports has sold five times more political ads for this week’s Super ...

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02/29/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Social media helps determine airtime

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Tags: Media

02/29/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Fox staff braces for bad news

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