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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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Overnight Ratings: College Football

A pair of college football games including two top-five ranked teams from the state of Mississippi helped ESPN and CBS lead the weekend in overnight ratings (outside of NFL and MLB coverage). ESPN earned a 3.3 overnight Saturday evening for LSU's upset win over No. 3-ranked Ole Miss, while CBS garn ...

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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR, CFB

ABC’s Notre Dame-Florida State led overnight ratings among all college football programming over the weekend. ESPN’s top audience was Kansas State’s upset of Oklahoma in the 12:00pm ET window with a 2.7 overnight. That figure was just below the 2.8 overnight earned by CBS for Al ...

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Broncos Pass Cowboys As Favorite NFL Team

The Broncos have passed the Cowboys as the favorite NFL team among U.S. adults, according to an annual survey from Harris Poll. The Cowboys have held the top spot for the last six polls and drop to No. 4 this year. The Broncos moved up two spots from last year to take No. 1 overall. The Giants now ...

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Overnight Ratings: CBS Leads CFB

CBS once again had the highest-rated college football game of the weekend, as the net's matchup between No. 2 Auburn and No. 3 Mississippi State drew a 3.8 overnight rating in the 3:30pm ET window, up 12% from Florida-LSU last year. The net earned a 3.9 overnight last week for Ole Miss' rally over A ...

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Overnight Ratings: College Football, NASCAR

Ole Miss' dramatic come-from-behind win over Alabama on Saturday delivered CBS the highest-rated college football telecast of the weekend. The game earned a 3.9 overnight from 3:30-7:15pm ET, up slightly from a 3.6 for Georgia-Tennessee in '13. ESPN's "College Gameday," which was in Oxford for Alab ...

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Phillies See Nearly 20% Attendance Decline

The Brewers led all NL clubs in attendance gains for the '14 regular-season, jumping nearly 11% at Miller Park. The Marlins (+9%) and Pirates (+7%) also saw respectable gains at home this season. Seeing the sharpest drop were the Phillies, down nearly 20% at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers led all ...

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MLB Attendance Flat In '14

MLB attendance was relatively flat in ’14, with the league’s 30 teams averaging 30,458 fans per game compared to 30,515 per game last season. The league's total attendance of 73.74 million fans was MLB's seventh-best figure on record . The Mariners led all MLB clubs in gains in '14, u ...

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Overnight Ratings: College Football, NASCAR

ABC’s 3:30pm ET regionalized window on Saturday led all college football telecasts over the weekend. The window, which featured Florida State-NC State and Minnesota-Michigan, drew a 4.0 overnight, which beat out Notre Dame-Syracuse in primetime (ABC) and Arkansas-Texas A&M at 3:30pm (CBS) ...

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