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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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Season-Low Overnight Rating For "SNF"

NBC drew an 11.4 overnight rating for the Packers-Saints "SNF" matchup last night, marking a season-low NFL game audience for the net, as it had competition from World Series Game 5 on Fox and several scripted shows, including the series finale of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." The Saints defeated the ...

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Fox Gets 6.6 Overnight For Early London Kickoff

Fox in its first national morning window earned a 6.6 overnight for its 9:45am ET telecast of the Lions’ last-second 22-21 win over the Falcons in London. The net garnered a 2.4 overnight for pregame coverage from 9:00-9:45 and a 7.6 for “Fox NFL Sunday,” which began immediately fo ...

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World Series Game 5 Overnight Struggles

Fox earned an 8.2 overnight rating for the Giants’ 5-0 win over the Royals in Game 5 of the World Series last night, marking the lowest-rated Game 5 on record. Royals-Giants, which aired up against NBC's Packers-Saints "SNF" matchup, is down 17% from a 10.0 overnight for Red Sox-Cardinals Ga ...

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Rogers CEO Calls Rival Bell "Crybaby"

Rogers Communications CEO Guy Laurence during an earnings call last week "used the word 'crybaby' to describe rival Bell," according to Vanessa Lu of the TORONTO STAR. Laurence "went further, suggesting that Bell’s own bid for the coveted NHL hockey rights wasn’t innovative, theorizing t ...

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CineSport, Anthem Media Sign Partnership

Digital sports video company CineSport has signed a multi-level partnership with Anthem Media Group Inc. in which it will curate, produce and distribute content from Anthem properties including the Fantasy Sports Network, SportsGrid.com and combat sports outlet Fight Network. CineSport will also col ...

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Fox Wins Primetime With Royals' Game 2 Win

The Royals’ 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the Fall Classic on Wednesday gave Fox its second primetime win in as many nights. The game, which was tied until the sixth inning, drew a 7.9 fast-national rating and 12.9 million viewers, up 8% and 6%, respectively, from Tuesday’s Game 1 ...

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Broncos' Win Gets 13.6 Overnight For "TNF"

CBS and NFL Network drew a combined 13.6 overnight rating for the Broncos’ 35-21 “Thursday Night Football” win over the Chargers, the second-best “TNF” overnight of the season behind Steelers-Ravens (13.7) in Week 2. That game came just days after the Ray Rice elevator ...

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Early Morning NFL Game Offers New TV Window

Sunday will see an "unprecedented doubleheader of daytime NFL action on network television ... with CBS and Fox each showing two games nationally," beginning with Lions-Falcons from London at 9:30am ET on Fox, according to Dan Caesar of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The NFL is "experimenting with an ...

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"NBA Countdown" Moving On, Minus Simmons

ESPN's "NBA Countdown" this season has "opted for a three-person studio team of Sage Steele, Doug Collins and Jalen Rose" after former co-host Bill Simmons decided to leave the show, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. The "upshot is Collins will have a lot more time to speak," as Simmon ...

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LeBron James' Latest TV Show Set To Debut

Disney XD on Sunday will debut "Becoming," a 30-minute show "profiling today's top athletes before they became who they are," according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. The pilot episode, which will feature Cavaliers F LeBron James, premieres at 5:30pm and 8:00pm ET and "will be shown a ...

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