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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 25 / 14

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban will appear in a one-on-one interview on HBO's "Real Sports" at 9:00pm ET.

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11/04/14
App Review: Volvo Ocean Race For iPad

The weekly app review takes an international turn this week to follow the Volvo Ocean Race, a nine-month round-the-world sailing event currently in its first leg from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. With sailing teams now in the Roaring Forties section of the Southern Ocean, the race is ...

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11/03/14
CBS Scores Big With Broncos-Pats

Ratings for the second half of the NFL season got off to a strong start yesterday. Week 9 overnight ratings look to be up on the whole, fueled by a much-hyped Broncos-Patriots matchup in the Sunday national window. CBS earned an 18.6 overnight for the Patriots' 43-21 win over the Broncos, marking ...

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11/03/14
Breeders' Cup Overnights Up 25% Over '13

NBC earned a 1.8 overnight rating for the Breeders' Cup Classic from 8:00-9:00pm ET on Saturday for Bayern's close win over Toast of New York and California Chrome, up 25% from a 1.4 for the '13 event. Saturday's overnight is down 18% from a 2.2 for the '12 event, which included a triple OT Notre Da ...

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11/03/14
ASU Radio Voice Stays After School Drops IMG

It will be "business as usual" for Arizona State Univ. radio play-by-play announcer Tim Healey after the school's split with media-rights partner IMG College , as Healey's IMG contract "has been absorbed by ASU for the next six months," according to Paola Boivin of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. ASU's home ...

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11/03/14
People & Personalities

Giants broadcaster Jon Miller suggested that the Dodgers "should hire a young broadcaster whom Vin Scully could mentor as his eventual successor, much as Red Barber had once done with Scully." In L.A., Steve Dilbeck noted Scully "currently goes all nine innings," but that "doesn't mean" he ...

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11/03/14
Media Notes

Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer said of whether he is considering an over-the-top media-rights package for the team, "We’re partners with Fox in L.A. ... And that’s been a great relationship. But the big question for everybody, whether it’s Fox or the Clippers is, 'What do you do over ...

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10/31/14
World Series Averages 13.8 Million Viewers

The seven-game Giants-Royals World Series finished with an 8.2 rating and 13.8 million viewers, down 8% and 7%, respectively, from the six-game Red Sox-Cardinals series last year. However, Giants-Royals is up 8% and 9%, respectively, from the Giants’ sweep of the Tigers in ’12, which r ...

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10/31/14
Thurs. Games Draw Combined 16.7 Million Viewers

“Thursday Night Football” on CBS and NFL Network proved to be the second highest-rated and most-viewed NFL primetime TV package after the first eight weeks of the season. The games, which aired on CBS and were simulcast on NFL Network, posted an average audience that was about 5 million ...

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10/31/14
NFL TV Viewership Through Week 8

NFL viewership remains the strongest programming on TV, but many of the league's TV partners are seeing slight declines at the '14 season's midway point. Fox is averaging 20.7 million viewers for its Sunday afternoon telecasts through Week 8, down slightly from the its record-setting start to the &r ...

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10/31/14
NFL Ratings Unhurt By Off-Field Issues

The NFL TV audience is "doing fine, even after a ton of talk has centered on domestic violence and concussions recently," according to Frank Schwab of YAHOO SPORTS. TV ratings would be the "one key area in which you'd see a dip" in the wake of the league's off-field issues, but they are "as strong a ...

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