Quote of the Day

"I won't say it's easy to generate money during Olympic Games. But it's a lot tougher afterwards."
-- USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation CEO Darrin Steele, on the body’s lone fundraiser for the Sochi Games held last night in DC. (WASHINGTON POST, 12/19)
Thursday December 19, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 70 Print This Issue

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  • Saturday Night Fever

    CBS and ESPN’s cable networks saw gains for college football telecasts in ’13 after a few years of audience declines. CBS’ slate of SEC games was the top-rated college football package again this season with 7.4 million average viewers. That figure is up nearly 20% from ’12, fueled by four of the five most-viewed college football games this season. CBS’ mark this season is also its best since ’01, when the net went to a primarily SEC schedule. ESPN also saw gains this season across each of its cable TV networks. ESPN averaged 2.6 million viewers for games on the flagship network, up 2.6% from ’12. ESPN2 also saw an 8% jump for its slate of games, while ESPNU was up 4%. ESPNews aired some regularly- ...

  • Putting In Face Time

    WME's Emanuel, Whitesell begin making the rounds at IMG.

  • California Dreamin'

    Peter Guber denies report he's part of group looking to buy A's.

  • Government Intervention

    FCC moves to end blackouts, but NFL objects to changes.

  • Ripping It Up

    The Blazers' fast start has helped the team more than double ticket revenue compared to '12-13.

  • All Bets Are Off

    Could NHL be first pro league to put a franchise in Las Vegas?

  • Delay Of Game?

    NFL has plan in place to host Super Bowl up to a week later if weather issues arise.

  • Making Solid Contact

    Showtime's Marcos Maidana-Adrien Broner fight give the net a solid audience figure.

  • Saving The World

    Messi, Ronaldo star in Samsung's longest video yet in the "Winner Takes Earth" campaign.

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