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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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08/18/14
Overnight Ratings: NFL Preseason, NASCAR

Fox led all weekend sports telecasts with a 4.1 overnight rating for the Chiefs-Panthers preseason game last night, down from the comparable 4.9 overnight for Colts-Giants last year. The NFL preseason matchup outdrew ESPN’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400, which drew a 4.0 over ...

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08/11/14
Overnight Ratings: ESPN NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage

The news around driver Tony Stewart likely helped ESPN see increased ratings for its NASCAR coverage yesterday. The net drew a 3.1 overnight rating for the Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 from Watkins Glen Int’l yesterday from 1:00-5:45pm ET, which had a lengthy delay due to a crash . Th ...

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08/06/14
MLS Attendance Up 4% At All-Star Break

MLS teams are averaging 18,867 fans per game heading into tonight's All-Star Game, up 4% from the same period last season. The Sounders' average of 42,424 leads all teams, with the closest figure almost 20,000 fans fewer. Toronto FC has moved into the No. 2 spot this season, as attendance at BMO Fi ...

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08/04/14
Overnight Ratings: WGC-Bridgestone, MLS

CBS earned a 3.0 overnight rating for the final of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational yesterday, which saw Rory McIlroy hold off Sergio Garcia by two strokes. That figure is down 23% from last year’s final round, which saw Tiger Woods win the event by seven strokes. Woods was forced to with ...

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07/28/14
Overnight Ratings: Brickyard 400, UFC

ESPN earned a 3.2 overnight rating for the Crown Royal 400 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday afternoon, which annually marks ESPN’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. That figure is down from a 3.4 overnight last year, but up from a 3.0 in ’12, when the race ...

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07/21/14
Overnight Ratings: WNBA All-Star Game

ESPN drew a 0.5 overnight rating for Saturday afternoon’s WNBA All-Star Game, down slightly from a 0.6 overnight last year, when the event aired on ABC. There was no ASG game held in ’12 due to the London games. The game drew a 0.6 overnight on ABC in ’11. ONLY THE LONELY : ...

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07/18/14
MLB Attendance Down Slightly At All-Star Break

MLB teams were averaging 30,028 fans per game heading into the All-Star break, down slightly from the same period last season. The top three clubs in average attendance -- the Dodgers, Cardinals and Yankees, respectively -- have each seen increases at the gate this season. The Astros and Marlins ar ...

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07/17/14
Poll: LeBron James Now Favorite Athlete

Cavaliers F LeBron James is now the favorite sports star among Americans for the first time in his career, according to results of an annual Harris Poll. The survey, conducted online among 2,241 U.S. adults from June 11-16 -- during the NBA Finals and prior to James' decision to re-sign with the Ca ...

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07/07/14
Overnight Ratings: PGA Tour, Tour De France

CBS earned a 1.8 overnight rating for the final round of the PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic yesterday afternoon, which saw Angel Cabrera win by two strokes over George McNeill. That figure is up from a 1.2 overnight for CBS' Sunday coverage last year, which had rain delays. The end of the final round ...

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07/03/14
NBCSN Sets Viewership Records During Q2

NBCSN averaged 725,000 viewers in primetime during Q2, marking a record quarterly figure for the cable net. A strong audience for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and first-time carriage of the Winter Olympics helped boost the net’s primetime audience 14% compared to the similar period in ’13. ...

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