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NHL Sets Record For Total Regular-Season Attendance, But Average Crowds Down 2%

04 / 15 / 14

The NHL drew a record number of fans to its games during the '13-14 regular season, but the average crowd per game was down slightly from the lockout-shortened '12-13 season. A total of 21,492,671 fans came through the turnstiles this season, topping the previous single-season high of 21,475,223 set...

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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR, PGA Tour

Fox drew a 4.0 overnight the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 from Fontana yesterday afternoon, down from a 4.5 overnight for the same race last year. NBC drew a 1.8 overnight for the final round of the PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday, which saw Matt Every win his first Tour eve ...

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03/20/14
UNC Tops All Tourney Teams On Social Media

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03/17/14
Overnight Ratings: Conference Tourney Games

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03/12/14
ACC Basketball Tourney Attendance Trend

The men's ACC Basketball Tournament gets under way today, with Greensboro Coliseum hosting the event for the 25th time. Last year's event in Greensboro averaged 22,169 fans per game, up 14% from ’12, when the event at Philips Arena in Atlanta averaged below 20,000 attendees for the first time ...

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03/10/14
Overnight Ratings

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03/07/14
MLS Fans More Tech-Savvy

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03/06/14
Galaxy Leads MLS Clubs In Social Media Metrics

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03/04/14
Cable Sports Net Distribution In March

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03/03/14
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02/28/14
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