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Bud Selig Hails MLB's Technological Changes During His Tenure

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

Bud Selig spoke of the technological changes MLB has gone through during his 22 years as Commissioner as he was honored last night with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operati...

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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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11/09/11
NHL Attendance Up Slightly Over Last Season

NHL teams are averaging 17,072 fans per game through yesterday, up 0.6% compared to the same time period last year. Eastern Conference clubs are averaging 17,573 fans per game, up 2.2%. The Lightning have the league's largest increase, 21.7%, at the newly renovated St. Pete Times Forum. The Jets ha ...

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11/08/11
NFL Net In 57.4 Million Homes In November

NFL Network is in 57.4 million U.S. homes in November as it gets set for its sixth season of "Thursday Night Football" this week, marking the net's highest level of distribution since it first became rated in November '06. When regular-season games first aired on the net, it had a distribution of 37 ...

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11/07/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The Breeders’ Cup Classic on ESPN from 6:30-7:15pm ET earned a 1.2 overnight Nielsen rating for Drosselmeyer’s win on Saturday, down 61% from last year’s race, which featured Zenyatta attempting to remain defeated. ESPN also earned a 1.1 overnight for Breeders’ Cup coverage ...

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