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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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NBC drew a 0.8 overnight rating yesterday for Jordan Spieth's 10-shot win in the final round of the Hero World Challenge, down 46% from a 1.5 last year, when Zach Johnson defeated tournament host Tiger Woods in a playoff. Woods finished this week's event 26 shots behind Spieth. NBC drew a 1.0 overni ...

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12/04/14
Michigan Dethroned As FBS Attendance Leader

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12/01/14
Overnight Ratings From Thanksgiving Weekend

The chart below lists overnight ratings from sports telecasts on broadcast TV during Thanksgiving weekend ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET TI ...

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11/25/14
NFL Fans Want Scores On Mobile Devices

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11/24/14
ABC Leads College Football Overnights

ABC led all college football windows on Saturday with its 3:30pm ET regionalized telecast, which featured Boston College-Florida State and Wisconsin-Iowa. That window drew a 3.6 overnight rating, which topped ABC’s 3.3 overnight for USC-UCLA in primetime. ESPN’s top game on Saturday was ...

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11/17/14
Overnight Ratings: Bama-Miss St Leads CFB

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11/13/14
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11/12/14
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11/10/14
Overnight Ratings: CBS Leads CFB

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11/03/14
Overnight Ratings: CBS, ESPN College Football

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