Quote of the Day

"We've spent the first 10 minutes talking soccer. If you want any proof that the game has finally arrived in this country, we're the proof."
-- Quartz Managing Editor Bobby Ghosh, on today's edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" opening up by discussing Sunday's U.S.-Portugal match. ("Morning Joe," MSNBC, 6/23)
Monday June 23, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 198 Print This Issue

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  • Tie Another Day

    US-Portugal tied U.S. TV's third-best overnight for a men's World Cup match

    ESPN earned a 9.1 overnight rating for the U.S.' 2-2 draw with Portugal yesterday at the FIFA World Cup, marking the net's best overnight on record for a men's soccer match. The rating also tied for the third-best overnight for any men's World Cup match in U.S. TV history, behind only ABC's '94 Brazil-Italy final (12.8) and the '94 Brazil-U.S. Round of 16 match (10.4). The record overnight for a soccer match in the U.S. remains ABC's U.S.-China women's World Cup finale in '99 with a 13.3 rating. DC again led all markets for ESPN's brodcast with a 13.3 local rating, followed by Columbus (12.6) and N.Y. (12.5). There were 18 markets in total that set local records for a World Cup match ( Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor ). FACE THE ...

  • Lex Appeal

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  • Peaceful, Wiesy Feeling

    Michelle Wie's U.S. Women's Open win will only help the LPGA maintain the momentum it has gained.

  • The Missing Link

    What role did Quicken Loans' new title sponsorship play in Tiger's announced return?

  • Ahead Of The Curve

    Padres' Torres first to wear MLB's protective cap in game.

  • The Price Is Right

    PGA of America names Jeff Price Chief Commercial Officer.

  • Exum Marks The Spot

    Foot Locker taps NBA Draft prospect Dante Exum to star in a series of ads.

  • Practice Makes Perfect?

    FXFL plans October launch with long-term goal of partnering as NFL's developmental league.

  • Stand Out In A Crowd

    Marketers discuss sponsorship issues surrounding World Cup.

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