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Expansion Draft Helps NHL Awards To Best Audience On Record

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 17

The NHL Awards, which featured the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights, was the most-watched NHL awards show for both Sportsnet and NBCSN on record, dating back to '99. Sportsnet had an average audience of 1.36 million, while NBCSN had an average audience of 595,000. That represents a 227% ...

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Seattle Likely To Get NHL Team Before NBA?

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Tags: Facilities

Edmonds Sells Newport Beach Home For $3M

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Pac-12 Holding First Sustainability Symposium

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Athletes' Impact On Brands Through Personal Beliefs

A panel discussion on how athletes and brands can change the world at the Cannes Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, on Tuesday "focused more on what they should not be doing together, than on what they should," according to Joe Mandese of MARKETING DAILY. The panel, which included NFL CM ...

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Kraft Says Future Of Broadcasts Will Be In OTT

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft said that the future of NFL broadcasts is in "'over the top' deals like the livestreaming agreement the NFL signed with Amazon this spring," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. Kraft said, "There has been a dramatic shift. This year we’re with Amazon and ...

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BBB Unveils Lakers Colors Version Of Shoe

The Lakers took UCLA G Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, and as his selection was being announced, Ball "removed the dress shoes he'd worn into the building and changed into a pair of purple and gold" Big Baller Brand sneakers, according to Tania Ganguli of the L.A. ...

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Fegan Sues ISE's Ratner, Other Agency Execs

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USGA Sees Good ROI For Shinnecock Spot

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76ers Draw 5,000 For Outdoor Draft Watch Party

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