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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 16 / 14

Broncos VP/PR Patrick Smyth posted this photo of coach John Fox congratulating Sports Authority Field at Mile High electrician  Mike Gray on his 13 years with the team.

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09/15/14
Overnight Ratings: College Football, PGA Tour

CBS led all college football broadcasts over the weekend with a 4.2 overnight rating for South Carolina’s upset win over Georgia, which saw a nearly 90-minute delay at the start due to lightning. ABC’s Tennessee-Oklahoma in primetime on Saturday ranked second among CFB telecasts for ...

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09/08/14
Overnight Ratings: NASCAR, PGA Tour

This past weekend saw a heavy slate of sports programming, led by the opening Sunday of the NFL regular season , Week 2 of the college football season and the U.S. Open women’s final . NASCAR also concluded its “regular season” on Saturday night, as next Sunday starts the Chas ...

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09/02/14
Overnight Ratings: PGA Tour, U.S. Open

The chart below lists overnight ratings from sports telecasts over Labor Day weekend on broadcast TV ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET TIME (E ...

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08/19/14
WNBA Sees Slight Attendance Bump In '14

WNBA teams averaged 7,578 fans per game in '14, marking the second straight season of increased attendance. The figure this past season was still below the period of '07-11, and well below the league highs seen in the late '90s. The Mercury led all clubs for the first time since the league's inaugu ...

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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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