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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 03 / 15

Saints TE Benjamin Watson will appear on Fox News' "On The Record" at 7:00pm ET for a discussion on using faith to fight ISIS.

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WNBA Attendance Up 2.1% From Last Season

The WNBA is seeing a slight growth at the box office through Tuesday, as league-wide attendance is up 2.1% compared to the same point last season. The Sky are seeing the largest jump, up 35.5%. The Western Conference-leading Lynx, who added No. 1 overall pick G Maya Moore to the team this offseason, ...

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World Football Challenge Averages 41,749 Fans

Untitled Document The Herbalife World Football Challenge averaged 41,749 fans per game over 14 matches this summer. The tournament featured five clubs from MLS, two from Mexico and six from Europe. The inaugural WFC in ’09 averaged ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Soccer

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Untitled Document Fox led all sports telecasts over the weekend with a 3.3 overnight for regional MLB coverage on Saturday, which featured Yankees-Red Sox in 81% of markets. The same matchup last year (86% of markets) on the same we ...

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ESPN In Just Under 100 Million HHs In August

ESPN's domestic distribution in August dipped just below the 100 million home mark for the first time since January, coming in at 99.8 million households. ESPN2 also dipped below 100 million homes after again hitting the century mark in July. NFL Network will pass the 60 million home mark for ...

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AFL Regular-Season Attendance Up 1.5%

Untitled Document The AFL averaged 8,255 fans per game during the ’11 regular season, up 1.5% from 8,135 fans last season. League attendance, however, remains far below levels prior to the canceled ’09 season. AFL teams averaged ...

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Fitness Equipment Sales Saw Gains In '10

Untitled Document Fitness equipment sales in both the consumer and institutional categories increased by at least 4% in ’10 compared to ’09, according to recently released data from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. Th ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, SGMA

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN led all weekend sports telecasts with its broadcast of the  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 , while Fox led broadcast TV sports telecasts with a 1.8 overnight for MLB regional coverage, highlighted by Cubs-Cardinals in 50% of markets. CBS scored a 1.5 overnight for the fi ...

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PGA Tour, LPGA Fans Skewing Older

Fans of the PGA and LPGA tours tend to be among the boomer age demographic (45-64) and have a high level of household income, according to data from Scarborough Sports Marketing. Among household income demographics for both tours, those making $50-75K accounted for the largest segmen ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Golf, Scarborough, PGA Tour, LPGA

Sports Execs Prefer Live Olympic Programming

Sports industry execs feel that when it comes to TV coverage of the Olympics, the ability to watch live events regardless of the hour of the day is important, according to a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in June. Fifty-nine percent of sports execs polled said live Olympic programming was most important ...

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SI, ESPN The Magazine Up In Ad Revenue

SI had $283.8M in ad revenue during the first half of '11, an increase of 3.9% compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Publishers Information Bureau. SI got a boost in the second quarter with 43 ad pages in its Golf Plus U.S. Open Preview, an all-time record and up 33% fro ...

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