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Overnight Ratings: Day's Canadian Open Win Delivers Eight-Year Event High For CBS

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CBS earned a 2.1 overnight rating yesterday for the final round of the RBC Canadian Open, which saw Jason Day win by one shot over Bubba Watson. That is the network's best final round overnight since reacquiring the event in '07 and marks a 17% increase from last year, when Tim Clark bested Jim...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

While the NFL and college football predictably dominated sports ratings over the weekend, golf and college basketball also made an December appearance. NBC earned a 2.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the final round of the Chevron World Challenge yesterday afternoon, which saw Tiger Woods win his fir ...

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Buccaneers Attendance Up 19% Over Last Year

NFC teams through Week 12 of the NFL season are averaging 68,544 fans per game, relatively flat with attendance at the same point last season. The Cowboys lead all NFL clubs in attendance with 83,885 fans per game. The Buccaneers are seeing the NFC's biggest gain (19.0%), thanks in part to the 76,98 ...

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NFL Average Attendance Up Slightly

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Poll: State Farm Has Big College Hoops Presence

Sports execs said that State Farm has the biggest sponsor presence in college basketball, according to data from a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in October. Thirty-one percent of respondents felt State Farm had the biggest presence. Capital One had the next highest rate of response at 18%, followed by A ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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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 ...

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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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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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ESPN The Mag Tops Among Males 18-34

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CFL Attendance Up 2.4% From '10

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