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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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11/28/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET ...

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11/23/11
Sports Equipment Popular Teen Holiday Gift

When it comes to purchasing toys for kids this holiday season, nearly one in five shoppers will be buying sports equipment, according to data from a recent Harris Poll. The survey, conducted online between Oct. 10-17 among 2,463 U.S. adults, showed that half of Americans plan on buying some sort of ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Harris Interactive

11/22/11
MLS Playoff Attendance Up From '10

MLS averaged 19,891 fans per game during the playoffs this season, marking the second-highest average in league history. This year's average is second only to '09, when the league drew 23,559 fans per game and was buoyed by 46,011 fans for the MLS Cup at CenturyLink Field. This postseason  ...

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11/21/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ABC led all college football telecasts this weekend with a 5.8 overnight Nielsen rating for regional coverage in its "Saturday Night Football" slot, which featured Baylor's upset of Oklahoma and USC's upset of Oregon. ESPN's Nebraska-Michigan earned a 2.9 overnight in the 12:00pm ET window on Satur ...

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11/18/11
ESPN The Mag Tops Among Males 18-34

ESPN The Magazine was the No. 1 publication among males 18-34 during Fall ’11 with 7.1 million readers, while SI ranked second with 6.6 million, according to data from research firm GfK MRI. ESPN The Magazine has now led the category for four consecutive years. The publication has a median ag ...

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11/16/11
CFL Attendance Up 2.4% From '10

The CFL averaged 27,785 fans per game during the '11 regular season, up 2.4% from last year. Gains by the B.C. Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers fueled the increase. The Lions moved into a renovated B.C. Place after five games, with the club's first game there drawing a team record 50,213 fans . Winn ...

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11/15/11
Poll: MLB Best At Live Events On Web

Sports execs feel that MLB does the best job among major U.S. sports properties in delivering live content to fans via the Internet, according to a Turnkey Sports Poll conducted in October. Forty-four percent of respondents said MLB did the best job, while 10% said it was the NFL. Execs were also a ...

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11/14/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN’s Nebraska-Penn State telecast on Saturday earned a 3.8 overnight Nielsen rating, marking the net’s highest-rated college football game in the 12:00pm ET window on record (dating back to ’01). The previous season-high had been a 3.6 overnight for the Oct. 15 Michigan-Michigan ...

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11/11/11
Poll: Fan Safety Best At MLS Venues

Sports execs feel that the safety of fans in the stands at NFL games and NASCAR races are at lower levels compared to other major U.S. pro sports leagues, according to a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in October. Among execs polled, 12% said fans at NFL games were not safe at all, and 10% ...

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11/10/11
Stars Seeing 27% Drop In Attendance

NHL Western Conference teams were averaging 16,550 fans per game through Tuesday, down 1.4% from the same period last year. The Blackhawks lead all clubs with 21,402 fans per game at United Center. Despite having the league's best record through Nov. 8, the Stars are seeing the largest decrease at 2 ...

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