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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

The 10th annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey is currently underway, offering an opportunity for your voice and opinion to be heard. The survey features 100 questions across leagues, teams, facilities, sponsorship, media, and more. * What is your biggest gripe with a...

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Fox earned a 4.0 overnight rating yesterday for its coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, which saw Denny Hamlin win on a final-lap caution. That figure is down 9% from a 4.4 rating for David Ragan's win there last year. Fox also averaged a 1.0 rating Saturd ...

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04/29/14
QBs Lead NFLPI Merch Sales In FY '14

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished No. 1 among all NFL players in FY '14 for overall sales of all licensed products from online and traditional retail outlets, as reported by more than 70 licensees for NFL Players Inc. The time frame for measured sales was from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2 ...

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04/28/14
Overnight Ratings

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04/24/14
ECHL Attendance Flat Compared To '12-13

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04/23/14
AHL Attendance Slides 5% From '12-13 Season

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04/21/14
Overnight Ratings: UFC, PGA Tour

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04/18/14
NBA Avg. Attendance Relatively Flat

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04/17/14
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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR, Sox-Yanks

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