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#MLSAtlanta President & @SpursOfficial former director @DarrenEalesATL joins @ATLSpurs for the Capital One Cup #COYS ! pic.twitter.com/oHfmGmCP3b — MLS Atlanta (@MLSAtlanta2017) March 1, 2015

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MiLB Attendance Up 1% From '10 Season

Teams affiliated with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) averaged 4,032 fans per game this season, up 1% from a year ago. The Triple-A Int'l League led all levels of MiLB with 6,956 fans per game among its 14 teams, down 1.3% from '10. Helping raise overall attendance from last season was the High-A Flor ...

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Number Of Homes Drops For '11-12 TV Season

There will be an estimated 114.7 million U.S. TV households during the '11-12 TV season, according to data from Nielsen Media. That figure is down from 115.9 million homes during the '10-11 TV season, and also marks the first decline in U.S. TV homes since '92. Among the top 10 U.S. markets, the on ...

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WNBA Attendance Up 1.5% From '10

WNBA teams averaged 7,955 fans per game during the '11 regular season, up 1.5% from last year. The Washington Mystics led all teams with 10,449 fans per game at Verizon Center, up 11.7% from a year ago. The Chicago Sky saw the biggest attendance jump, up 29% at Allstate Arena. Also seeing a healthy ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Week One for the NFL led all sports telecasts this past weekend, highlighted by big numbers for Fox’ national window and NBC’s “SNF.” ESPN led all college football telecasts with a 4.8 overnight for Notre Dame-Michigan on Saturday night. That figure is up 7% from a 4.5 for ...

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NFL Net Starts Season In 56.5 Million HHs

NFL Network is in 56.5 million U.S. homes as the '11 season gets underway, a small dip from 56.8 million homes at the start of the season last year. Among sports cable networks, ESPN tops the list at 98.8 million homes. The net has now been below the 100 million homes mark for two straight mont ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The opening weekend of college football topped all sports telecasts over Labor Day weekend. NBC on Monday aired coverage of the final round of the PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship, which saw Webb Simpson defeat Chez Reavie in a playoff. That overnight is up 9.5% from a 2.1 for last year’ ...

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Consumers Choosing To Forgo TV Purchases

Untitled Document As football season prepares to kick off, U.S. consumers are choosing to forgo TV purchases, with the number of Americans planning to buy new sets plunging to record low levels, according to new data from market research firm ...

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U.S. Open Looks To Continue Strong Attendance

Untitled Document The U.S. Open drew 712,976 fans to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center last year, down 1.1% from the record-setting attendance figure set in '09 and marking the lowest draw since '06, according to figures from t ...

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Lack Of U.S. Stars Hurting Tennis Domestically

Sports execs overwhelmingly feel that the small number of U.S. tennis stars is the biggest hindrance to the growth of professional tennis domestically, according to data from a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in July. Seventy-four percent of execs polled said the dearth of U.S. stars was holding back ten ...

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Phillies Continue To Lead MLB Clubs At The Gate

The Phillies continue to lead all MLB clubs in home attendance with 45,522 fans per game at Citizens Bank Park through Aug. 23, up 1.1% from the same period last year. The Pirates and Giants are seeing the biggest jumps at the gate among NL clubs, and are among only five MLB clubs seeing double-dig ...

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