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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

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Final Ratings

ABC earned a 7.9 final rating and 13.25 million viewers Saturday for Florida State’s 31-27 win over Notre Dame, making it the most-viewed college football game of the ’14 season. Saturday’s contest also had the largest audience for a regular-season game on an ESPN platform since No ...

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WS Game 2 Overnight Projects Win For Fox

Fox earned an 8.8 overnight rating for the Royals’ 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series last night, projecting a win for the network in primetime. While down 7% from a 9.5 overnight for Red Sox-Cardinals Game 2 in ’13, which aired on a Thursday night, last night’ ...

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IMG To Countersue ASU If Resolution Not Reached

IMG College, responding to Arizona State Univ.'s termination of a multimedia-rights agreement through '21 , claims that the school "is liable" for damages "of at least" $34M, according to Jeff Matcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. IMG last week notified ASU that it "will pursue legal action agains ...

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Media Notes

Your browser does not support iframes. In Houston, David Barron noted as CSN Houston reporters and anchors last night prepared for the net's "final studio shows, testimony wrapped up in the channel’s yearlong Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, and a judge set closing arguments for next Tuesday." ...

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Lowest Overnight Rating Ever For WS Game 1

Fox posted an 8.0 overnight rating for last night's Giants-Royals World Series Game 1, the lowest overnight mark ever for the opening game of the Fall Classic. It is down nearly 15% from last year's Red Sox-Cardinals World Series Game 1 overnight, which earned a 9.4. The rating was hurt by a non-com ...

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Arizona State Ends Deal With IMG College

Arizona State Univ. "is terminating its athletics multimedia rights agreement with IMG College," claiming more than $5M in damages from IMG for "failure to meet contract obligations," according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Documents show that the dispute with IMG -- ASU's rights holder ...

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Weir, Lipinski To Be NBC's Top Figure Skating Team

NBC Sports Group today announced that Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski "have earned an expected promotion to the lead team" for figure skating, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Weir and Lipinski will be NBC's "prime-time voices of figure skating" during the '18 Pyeongchang Games, but wi ...

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People & Personalities

YAHOO SPORTS' Kevin Iole noted UFC fighter Daniel Cormier "has been appointed the permanent co-host" of "UFC Tonight" with host Kenny Florian on FS1. Cormier "steps in to replace Chael Sonnen, who was fired after failing two random drug tests and then lying about it." Cormier "began working as a par ...

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Fox Sports Needs Longer World Series

The Giants-Royals World Series begins tonight on Fox, but the "only way" this year's matchup will top viewership from the six-game Red Sox-Cardinals series last year "is if the series goes seven games," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The Royals "are a great story," but the K.C. TV ...

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MLB Files Opposition In Ongoing MASN Dispute

MLB last night filed opposition paperwork with the N.Y. Supreme Court, making its case why MASN’s bid to vacate a league award for the Nationals in their ongoing TV rights fee dispute should be denied. The league took aim at each of the RSN’s primary claims, arguing its Revenue Sharing D ...

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