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Finish Line Reports Dip In Q4 Earnings Despite Uptick In Revenue

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Finish Line reported a decline in Q4 earnings and "warned that profits in the current year may miss expectations," as the sports-apparel retailer has "struggled lately in a retail environment dogged by more promotions and lower mall traffic." The company's earnings fell 5% to $40.8M despite revenues...

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Michigan Dethroned As FBS Attendance Leader

Ohio State led all FBS teams in average home attendance this season, knocking rival Michigan out of the top spot for the first time since '97. Ohio State averaged 106,296 fans per game, up just 1% from last season. Texas A&M, which expanded Kyle Field in the offseason, ranked No. 2 with 105,123 ...

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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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NFL Fans Want Scores On Mobile Devices

NFL fans spend 33% more time on their mobile devices than the average U.S. mobile user, while on average, they spend 1 hour, 42 minutes per day on those mobile devices just on football related activities, according to recent data from mobile marketing firm ThinkNear. Another 97% of NFL fans who p ...

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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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Overnight Ratings: Bama-Miss St Leads CFB

CBS drew the top college football overnight rating in Week 12 with Alabama’s win over Mississippi State in the 3:30pm ET window on Saturday. The game drew a 6.6 overnight, marking the second-best CFB rating of the season to date, behind only the 8.5 rating earned by ABC for Notre Dame-Flo ...

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Dolphins Seeing Strong Attendance Gains

The Dolphins lead all NFL teams -- at least among those who have not played a home game in London this season -- in gains in attendance through Week 10. The team is up 12% to date at Sun Life Stadium compared to the same period last season. A home game at Wembley Stadium has helped the Raiders to a ...

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NFL Attendance Relatively Flat Through Week 10

Despite an extra game in London and the Vikings having to relocate to a much smaller venue while the club's new stadium is built, NFL team attendance remains relatively flat through Week 10 of the '14 season. The Vikings are easily selling out games at TCF Bank Stadium, but the college venue has ar ...

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Overnight Ratings: CBS Leads CFB

CBS’ SEC doubleheader topped all college football windows in Week 11, with Alabama’s OT win over LSU in primetime on Saturday leading the way with a 5.3 overnight rating. However, Alabama-LSU had competition from Ohio State-Michigan State in primetime on ABC (4.2 overnight), and CBS ...

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Overnight Ratings: CBS, ESPN College Football

ESPN drew a 3.8 overnight rating for Auburn’s 35-31 win over Ole Miss on Saturday night, marking the cable net’s best college football overnight for this season to date. The game drew a 39.1 local rating in Birmingham, which is the best figure this season to date in the market for a CFB ...

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MLS Sets New Attendance Record

MLS set new total and average attendance records during the ’14 regular season, despite now-defunct Chivas USA having the lowest figure on record for any MLS club. The league’s 19 clubs averaged 19,148 fans per game, up 3% from last season and ahead of the previous record set in &r ...

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