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Overnight Ratings: Fox Leads All College Football Telecasts With Texas-USC Thriller

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Fox led all college football broadcasts on the weekend with a 3.5 overnight rating for USC's double-OT win over Texas on Saturday night. While leading all CFB broadcasts this weekend, the number is down 8% from a 3.8 overnight for the comparable Ohio State-Oklahoma game in '16, which drew a 3.8 over...

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Top Local Markets For '13 NFL Draft

New Orleans topped all local markets for the three days of NFL Draft coverage across NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 this year. Cleveland-Akron, which was the top market during last year's Draft, dropped out of the top 10 this year. While Dayton kept its rank in the top 10, Birmingham ranked as the h ...

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SEC Schools Lead For Spring Game Attendance

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Blackhawks Leads NHL Avg. Attendance

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NHL Sets Average Attendance Record

NHL teams averaged 17,768 fans per game during the lockout-shortened '12-13 regular season, breaking the previous league record set during the '08-09 season (17,460). This season's average was also up 1.9% from '11-12, marking three straight seasons of average attendance growth for the NHL. The Can ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Mobile Sports App Usage Sees Uptick

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MLB Faces Biggest Secondary Ticket Threat

Sports execs feel that MLB faces the biggest threat from the secondary ticket market with regard to the value of its season tickets, according to data from a Turnkey Sports Poll conducted in March. Asked which sport faces the biggest threat from the secondary ticket market, 56% of execs polled re ...

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Kings At Bottom Of NBA Attendance

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NBA teams averaged 17,348 fans per game during the '12-13 regular season, relatively flat compared to the figure during the lockout-shortened '11-12 season. The Bulls topped all clubs for the fourth straight season with an average of 21,877 fans per game, down just over 1% from the club's average l ...

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Several Mags See Print Ad Revenue Rising

After seeing print ad revenue drop last year, ESPN The Magazine, Tennis and Golf Digest saw big upticks during Q1 of '13, according to data from the Publishers Information Bureau. Golf Digest saw a 27% increase in Q1 after the magazine had a 6% drop during all of last year . The publication also ha ...

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