Featured Story

Overnight Ratings: ABC Leads College Football; CBS Has Lowest SEC Game Of '14

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 24 / 14

ABC led all college football windows on Saturday with its 3:30pm ET regionalized telecast, which featured Boston College-Florida State and Wisconsin-Iowa. That window drew a 3.6 overnight rating, which topped ABC’s 3.3 overnight for USC-UCLA in primetime. ESPN’s top game on Saturday was ...

Read More

Tags: Research and Ratings

More Stories

World Series Seen As Fitting Send-Off For Selig

The World Series concluded last night in K.C. with the Giants' win over the Royals, but for "all this Fall Classic represented, we should just refer it as the Bud Bowl," according to David Lennon of NEWSDAY. Lennon: "Could there be a more fitting send-off for Bud Selig?" Much of his legacy "was on d ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

IndyCar Announces '15 Schedule

The ’15 Verizon IndyCar Series today formally unveiled its '15 schedule, a "17-race slate with two new venues,” according to Tony DiZinno of NBCSPORTS.com. The schedule “drops from 18 races in 2014." The number of doubleheader races also “has dropped and the second ...

Tags: IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies

NFL Team Could Bring U.K. More Than $250M A Year

An NFL franchise in London "could generate more than" $250M (all figures U.S.) a year for the U.K., according to a study cited by Rob Harris of the AP. The study by Deloitte, commissioned by the NFL and a London marketing agency, also "casts doubt on the feasibility of a Super Bowl in the British ca ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Bishop Again Apologizes For Poulter Comments

Former PGA of America President Ted Bishop this morning again apologized for the comments he made regarding Ian Poulter that led to the organization impeaching him from office last Friday. Appearing on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive," Bishop said, "I guess there had been a lot of emotions that had be ...

Tags: PGA of America, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Wembley To Host Three NFL Games In '15

Wembley Stadium "will host another three NFL games next year" as the league "continues to expand its push" into the U.K. market, according to the BBC. Sunday's Lions-Falcons game marked the second of three NFL games at Wembley this season, and NFL U.K. Managing Dir Alistair Kirkwood said "to expect ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

MLS Realigns Conferences For '15 Season

Sporting KC and the Dynamo "will relocate" to MLS' Western Conference for the '15 season in "a long-anticipated move," according to Sam McDowell of the K.C. STAR. The realignment "is a chain reaction to the league’s announcement that Chivas USA will cease operations ." Expansion teams NYC FC ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

NFLPA Looks To Dismiss Head Injury Complaint

The NFLPA and two of its former player presidents asked a Missouri federal court late last week to dismiss a complaint filed by former players alleging the union and presidents had ignored the threat of head injuries. The NFLPA filed its own motion, and Kevin Mawae and Trace Armstrong filed a joint ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

League Notes

In Phoenix, Ronald Hansen notes both the Giants and Royals play Spring Training in the Cactus League and "could see a boost at the turnstiles next spring -- especially for the Royals." There "have been nine Cactus League teams in the World Series" since '00, not counting the '14 iteration. Teams tha ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Sources: NFL Owners, Execs Talking L.A.

NFL owners and execs have been holding "ongoing semi-regular conference calls" regarding the topic of relocation to L.A., according to sources cited by Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. For the "past six months or more there have been a series of calls between select owners and the NFL office discu ...

Tags: NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

PGA's Bishop Believes Ouster Was Too Harsh

Ousted PGA of America President Ted Bishop "had no second thoughts about his choice of words for more than an hour" after calling golfer Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on social media Thursday evening, according to Jaime Diaz of GOLF WORLD MONDAY. Bishop said, "To be honest with you, there was no hesitati ...

Tags: PGA of America, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug