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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

4.06 million – Average viewers for FS1’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this past Sunday. The audience for the race from Martinsville ranks fourth among all FS1 telecasts all-time, behind only three Giants-Cardinals NLCS games from '14 ( THE DAILY ).

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10/18/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that RICK PLATT will become Senior Dir of Retail Sales Development at NFLP. Platt has been Dir of Retail Sales & Marketing at MLBP since ''96 (BRANDWEEK, 10/18 issue)

Tags: ECHL, People and Pop Culture, USOC

10/18/99
THINK LOCALLY: STERN CALLS FOR MINOR LEAGUE BASED IN U.S.

Speaking before Saturday''s semifinals of the McDonald''s Championship in Milan, Italy, NBA Commissioner David Stern said that the league "will work to develop" a minor league system in the U.S. "befo

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, NBA

10/18/99
NFLP TO PUMA: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS WITH SOME WARNER JERSEYS

Rams QB Kurt Warner is "so big there''s a jersey crisis in St. Louis," according to Ron Borges of the BOSTON GLOBE. NFLP "had not made a deal" to produce a Warner jersey, so when he "took the league b

Tags: NFL, Puma, St. Louis Rams

10/18/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET editions of FSN''s "Primetime" (Fox Sports Net South) and CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" both led with Game Five of the Braves-Mets NLCS. "Primetime" followed with Ram

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, New England Patriots, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, St. Louis Rams, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/18/99
AFTER LENGTHY DISPUTE, BATTLE FOR BLUE JACKETS SETTLED

A two-year ownership dispute for control of the Blue Jackets "appears to be over," according to Tim Doulin of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH, who wrote that a tentative agreement has been reached between the t

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Chiefs, MLS, NHL

10/18/99
FACILITY NOTES

In Charlotte, Poole & Utter reported that NJ General Assembly Speaker Jack Collins "recently met with" SMI Chair Bruton Smith to "discuss the possibility" of building a speedway in NJ (CHARLOTTE OBSER

Tags: Facilities, PepsiCo, R J Reynolds, Southwest Sports Group, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

10/18/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

PLAYOFFS PAY OFF? In Boston, Gregg Krupa reported that the Red Sox "face the possibility of making only a couple million dollars" from postseason play this season. Red Sox CFO Robert Furbush: "The rev

Tags: Boston Red Sox, BSkyB, Calgary Flames, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Manchester United, Montreal Canadiens, NFL, NHL

10/18/99
GETTING ITS KICKS: N.Y. INVESTMENT FIRM SET TO BUY UNITED

A N.Y. investment banking firm "is in the final stages of purchasing D.C. United''s operating rights," according to Steven Goff of the WASHINGTON POST, who cites sources as saying the deal is for betw

Tags: Franchises

10/18/99
LCS RATINGS STILL STRONG: BRAVES-METS DRAMA EARNS 13.3/22

Yesterday''s Game Five of the Mets-Braves NLCS earned a 13.3/22 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating on NBC, up 34% from the comparable ALCS Indians-Yankees afternoon Game Five last year, also on NBC.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, MLB, NBC, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, San Diego Padres, Media, Time Warner, YankeeNets

10/18/99
WHAT DRAWS SPONSORS TO THESE GAMES? MAYBE IT WAS THE ROSES

Octagon is "seeking $350,000 to $500,000 for title sponsorship of the Millrose Games, which it acquired from IMG," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. Octagon''s John Guppy said that "sponsor bene

Tags: Events and Attractions, IMG, Interpublic Group of Cos., NBC, Octagon, Subaru

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