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10/04/12
MLB Sees Best Attendance Since '08

MLB teams averaged 30,895 fans per game this season, marking the league's best attendance mark since the '08 season. The league average was up 1.8% from last year's figure. The Phillies again led all teams with 44,021 fans per game at the gate. The Marlins led the league in gains after the team's m ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, MLB

10/03/12
Coca-Cola Ranks As Top Global Brand

Coca-Cola is the top global brand for the 13th consecutive year with a brand value of $77.8B, up 8% from last year, according Interbrand’s annual 100 “Best Global Brands” survey. Tech brands dominated the top 10, taking up five spots. Two brands dropped out of the top 10: Disn ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

10/02/12
Cable TV Distribution For October

TBS is in 99.4 million U.S. homes in October as the MLB postseason begins, with the net set to air all Wild Card games, LDS games and the ALCS, as well as any potential regular-season tiebreaker games. TBS ranks second among all cable networks in distribution, behind only The Weather Channel. ESPN a ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

10/01/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ABC led all college football telecasts over the weekend with a 3.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the Ohio State-Michigan game in the 3:30pm ET window. CBS’ 3:30pm Tennessee-Georgia and Fox’ Texas-Oklahoma State in primetime both got a 2.8 overnight, while ABC’s Wisconsin-Nebrask ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

09/28/12
NASL Attendance Up Slightly From '11

NASL, the second tier of U.S. soccer, saw teams average 3,810 fans per game this season, up 1.1% from last year and the first gain since '09. The league saw the gains despite the loss of the Montreal Impact to MLS. The Impact averaged 11,507 fans in the NASL last season. The expansion San Antonio S ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Soccer

09/27/12
Survey Looks At Feelings On NFL Concussions

Nearly half of the 3,875 respondents in a recent nationwide survey conducted by Civic Science on behalf of SportsBusiness Daily/Journal said the NFL needs to do more to protect its players from concussions. Pittsburgh-based Civic Science operates real-time, in-market reader surveys for more th ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, NFL

09/26/12
WNBA Sees Record-Low Avg. Attendance

WNBA teams averaged 7,457 fans per game this season, marking the league's lowest average since it began play in '97. The previous low was 7,479 per game set in '06. The '12 average is also down 6% from last season's figure. Half the teams in the WNBA saw a double-digit percentage drop in average at ...

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09/25/12
Jimmie Johnson Tops Sprint Cup Exposure

Jimmie Johnson led all NASCAR drivers in media exposure heading into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, according to data from sponsorship exposure firm Joyce Julius. Johnson had around $60.6M in exposure for his sponsors during race telecasts from the Feb. 27 Daytona 500 through the Sept. 8 Federat ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Joyce Julius and Associates, NASCAR

09/24/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

NBC earned a 2.2 overnight for the final round of the PGA Tour Championship yesterday from 1:30-6:00pm ET, up 57% from the final round last year. Brandt Snedeker won the event and the overall FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tiger Woods finished tied for eighth yesterday (did not play last two years), while ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

09/19/12
MLS Gate Up Heading Into Final Month

MLS clubs are averaging 18,501 fans per game with about a month left in the regular season, up 5.4% from the same point in '11. Sounders FC maintains its big lead over the rest of the league with 42,379 fans per game, up 14.7% from last year. The Impact have moved into second place in attendance wi ...

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