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CONCACAF Gold Cup Sees 6% Attendance Increase From '13 Tournament

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CONCACAF Gold Cup matches averaged 41,854 fans across 14 sites during the ’15 tournament, up 6.4% from the 39,348 average in ’13. The largest draw was the July 19 quarterfinal doubleheader at MetLife Stadium, with 74,187 fans watching Panama-Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico-Costa Rica. S...

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Final Round Canadian Open Ratings Up On CBS

CBS earned a 2.1 overnight rating yesterday for the final round of the RBC Canadian Open, which saw Jason Day win by one shot over Bubba Watson. That is the network's best final round overnight since reacquiring the event in '07 and marks a 17% increase from last year, when Tim Clark bested Jim ...

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MLS On Pace To Break Attendance Record

MLS is on pace to break its season-long average attendance record by 10%, as expansion clubs NYC FC and Orlando City SC, combined with a new Earthquakes venue, have led the league to cross the 20,000-fans-per-game threshold for the first time. MLS teams through July 22 were averaging 21,142 fans per ...

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ESPN's British Open Sunday Overnight Flat

ESPN drew a 2.6 overnight rating for yesterday's coverage of the British Open from 9:00am-2:45pm ET, which featured the third round of the event after rain earlier in the tourney forced a delay. West Palm Beach led all markets with a 4.5 local rating. Despite coverage on Sunday only showing the thi ...

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NL East Clubs Lagging In Attendance

The Dodgers continue to lead all MLB clubs in attendance, averaging 46,375 fans per game at Chavez Ravine. That figure is relatively flat compared to the same period last season. The Padres made big offseason roster moves, and while that has not translated to on-field success, the club leads all NL ...

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MLB Attendance Up Slightly To Date

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Yanks, Red Sox Still Favorite MLB Teams

Among those who follow baseball, the Yankees are the most popular MLB club, and have now held that distinction every year since '03, according to results of a recent Harris Poll. The Red Sox are again the second favorite team among U.S. adults, having held the No. 2 spot since '09. Rounding out the ...

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Spieth Drives CBS Golf Overnights

CBS yesterday drew a 2.8 overnight rating for the final round of the PGA Tour John Deere Classic, which saw Jordan Spieth defeat Tom Gillis on the second hole of a playoff. That figure marks the event's best Sunday rating since '99, when J.L. Lewis won in a playoff. The overrun for the event from 6: ...

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College Championships Strong Among Females

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PGA Tour Up On CBS, Golf Channel

CBS drew a 2.3 overnight rating for the final round of the PGA Tour Travelers Championship yesterday, which saw Bubba Watson defeat Paul Casey in a two-hole playoff. That figure is the best for the event since a 2.3 overnight in ’05, when the event was held in late August. The 2.3 also is ...

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Asian Viewer Growth For NBA Finals

Viewership among those of Asian descent represented the largest gain in a demo breakdown of the NBA Finals on ABC. While the six-game Warriors-Cavaliers series saw an overall 28% viewership bump compared to the five-game Spurs-Heat series last year, the Asian demo was up 52%. That compares to viewe ...

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