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Overnight Ratings: CBS Sees Spike For PGA Tour Coverage; Fox Up For UFC

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 20 / 15

CBS was the beneficiary of Jordan Spieth's win at The Masters last week, despite Spieth not winning the event and CBS not having live coverage on Sunday. The net drew a 2.6 overnight rating for the final round of the PGA Tour RBC Heritage yesterday, marking the event's best Sunday figure for the ev...

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Overnight Ratings: College Football

A pair of college football games including two top-five ranked teams from the state of Mississippi helped ESPN and CBS lead the weekend in overnight ratings (outside of NFL and MLB coverage). ESPN earned a 3.3 overnight Saturday evening for LSU's upset win over No. 3-ranked Ole Miss, while CBS garn ...

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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR, CFB

ABC’s Notre Dame-Florida State led overnight ratings among all college football programming over the weekend. ESPN’s top audience was Kansas State’s upset of Oklahoma in the 12:00pm ET window with a 2.7 overnight. That figure was just below the 2.8 overnight earned by CBS for Al ...

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Broncos Pass Cowboys As Favorite NFL Team

The Broncos have passed the Cowboys as the favorite NFL team among U.S. adults, according to an annual survey from Harris Poll. The Cowboys have held the top spot for the last six polls and drop to No. 4 this year. The Broncos moved up two spots from last year to take No. 1 overall. The Giants now ...

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Overnight Ratings: CBS Leads CFB

CBS once again had the highest-rated college football game of the weekend, as the net's matchup between No. 2 Auburn and No. 3 Mississippi State drew a 3.8 overnight rating in the 3:30pm ET window, up 12% from Florida-LSU last year. The net earned a 3.9 overnight last week for Ole Miss' rally over A ...

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Overnight Ratings: College Football, NASCAR

Ole Miss' dramatic come-from-behind win over Alabama on Saturday delivered CBS the highest-rated college football telecast of the weekend. The game earned a 3.9 overnight from 3:30-7:15pm ET, up slightly from a 3.6 for Georgia-Tennessee in '13. ESPN's "College Gameday," which was in Oxford for Alab ...

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Phillies See Nearly 20% Attendance Decline

The Brewers led all NL clubs in attendance gains for the '14 regular-season, jumping nearly 11% at Miller Park. The Marlins (+9%) and Pirates (+7%) also saw respectable gains at home this season. Seeing the sharpest drop were the Phillies, down nearly 20% at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers led all ...

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MLB Attendance Flat In '14

MLB attendance was relatively flat in ’14, with the league’s 30 teams averaging 30,458 fans per game compared to 30,515 per game last season. The league's total attendance of 73.74 million fans was MLB's seventh-best figure on record . The Mariners led all MLB clubs in gains in '14, u ...

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Overnight Ratings: College Football, NASCAR

ABC’s 3:30pm ET regionalized window on Saturday led all college football telecasts over the weekend. The window, which featured Florida State-NC State and Minnesota-Michigan, drew a 4.0 overnight, which beat out Notre Dame-Syracuse in primetime (ABC) and Arkansas-Texas A&M at 3:30pm (CBS) ...

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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR From NHMS

Outside of college football and the NFL , the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Osram Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway led all sports telecasts over the weekend with a 2.2 overnight rating. That figure is flat compared to the same race in ’13. The chart below lists overnight rating ...

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MiLB Attendance Up From '13 Season

The 160 teams affiliated with Minor League Baseball (excluding the Mexican League) averaged 4,044 fans per game during the ’14 regular season, up just over 1% from last season and up 3% from ’12. There were 63 more games for MiLB this season compared to ’13, as last season saw ...

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