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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 14

When I'm told newspapers are dying and useless, it's nice to show up at your kid's school and see they still matter. pic.twitter.com/bsctnW2jYN — Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) October 23, 2014

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Top Cable TV Sports Telecasts In October

Sports telecasts accounted for 32 of the top 100 most-viewed programs on cable TV during the month of October, including eight of the top 10. Despite the slow start for ESPN's "MNF," the five games that fell during the Nielsen-measured period last month ranked among the six most-viewed programs on c ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

11/03/11
ESPN, ESPN2 See Primetime Down In Oct.

ESPN and ESPN2 saw double-digit percentage declines in primetime viewership in October, down 16% and 14%, respectively. As the '11-12 NHL season got underway, Versus also saw a drop in primetime audience (-6%). Speed led all sports cable networks with a 28% gain in primetime audience, led by i ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

11/02/11
Poll: DC Sports Fans Favor Capitals

The Capitals enjoy the highest level of favorability among DC sports fans, according to a Washington Post poll conducted over the summer. A little more than half of the sports fans polled said they did not know enough to even have an opinion about MLS DC United. DC sports fans had a strongly u ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, DC United

11/01/11
DC Sports Fans Feel Market Is "Average"

Sports fans in the DC metro area believe that the market ranks as an average sports town compared to other U.S. cities, according to a Washington Post poll conducted over the summer. Forty-two percent of respondents said DC is an "average" sports town, compared to 27% saying "above average" and 14% ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

10/31/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

NBC earned a 1.2 overnight Nielsen rating for its Navy-Notre Dame football telecast on Saturday. It is tied with the Air Force-Notre Dame game on Oct. 8 for the lowest Notre Dame football overnight ever on NBC. ABC led all weekend college football with a 5.4 overnight for its regionalized ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

10/27/11
Execs: Horse Racing Needs Triple Crown Winner

Sports execs feel that a Triple Crown winner would most increase casual fan interest in horse racing, according to data from a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in September. Fifty-one percent of respondents said a Triple Crown winner would provide the biggest boost among casual fans, while 25% said a cons ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Horse Racing

10/26/11
MLS Audience Up On ESPN, Fox Soccer

MLS averaged 291,000 viewers for regular-season matches this season across ESPN and ESPN2, up 15% from an average of 253,000 viewers last season. The June 26 Red Bulls-Fire match on ESPN marked the most-viewed game of the season with 622,000 viewers. The season-opening Galaxy-Sounders FC match on M ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, MLS, ESPN, Fox

10/25/11
MLS Attendance Jumps 7.2% In '11

MLS attendance jumped 7.2% during the '11 regular season, fueled by two expansion franchises and Sporting KC's move to a new soccer-specific venue. The expansion Whitecaps and Timbers ranked third and sixth, respectively, in league home attendance during their inaugural seasons. Sporting KC sa ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, MLS

10/24/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

10/21/11
NBC's Dew Tour Audience Up From '10

The Dew Tour averaged a 0.5 rating and 786,000 viewers for eight telecasts, flat in ratings but up 1.3% in viewership compared to last season. The ’11 Dew Tour featured four events, with each broadcast window lasting 90 minutes. Last year’s version featured five events, with broadc ...

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