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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...

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Top Sports Properties On Twitter, Facebook

The NBA leads all sports properties in Twitter and Facebook followers with 10.6 million. The UFC ranks second with 5.3 million followers on the two social media sites, with the WWE close behind in third. Listed below are the top 15 sports properties in combined Twitter followers and Facebook fa ...

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04/14/11
NBA Regular Season Attendance Up Slightly

NBA teams averaged 17,323 fans per game this season, up slightly from 17,165 last season. The Bulls led all teams for the second straight year with 21,792 fans per game, up 5.1% from their home mark last year. The Heat saw the biggest gain, up 11.6% at AmericanAirlines Arena, while the Pistons ...

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04/13/11
NHL Regular-Season Road Attendance

The Red Wings led all NHL teams on the road this season with 18,224 fan per game away from Joe Louis Arena. The Penguins and Blackhawks ranked second and third, respectively. The Blues drew the smallest crowds on the road, followed closely by the Predators. Listed below is road attendance for e ...

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04/12/11
NHL Attendance Flat Compared To '09-10

NHL teams averaged 17,132 fans per game during the '10-11 regular season, flat compared to last season. The Blackhawks led all teams in home attendance for the third straight season, with games at United Center packed to 108.7% capacity. The Lightning saw the biggest jump at the gate, up 11.4% at ...

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04/11/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

CBS' weekend coverage of The Masters led all weekend sports in overnight ratings. Fox' NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage on Saturday night from Texas Motor Speedway earned a 3.7 overnight, up 9% from the comparable primetime telecast from Phoenix last year. Fox also earned a 3.0 ...

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04/08/11
Cable Sports Net Distribution In April

ESPN and ESPN2 rank 12th and 13th, respectively, in distribution among all U.S. cable networks during the month of April with just over 100 million homes each. Among Nielsen-rated networks, ESPN Classic's distribution is higher than only the Outdoor Channel (34.975 million) and Fuel TV (31.196 mi ...

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04/07/11
Poll: Young Fans Blame NFL Owners For Dispute

NFL fans under the age of 30 are more likely than fans 31+ to blame team owners for the league's current labor dispute, according to a study conducted for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal by Civic Science. Older demos were more likely to assign blame equally to both sides. The poll, conducted March ...

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04/05/11
Poll: Hot Issues During MLB CBA Negotiations

Sports industry execs feel that changing MLB's revenue-sharing formula and setting a hard salary cap will be the most hotly contested issues during the next round of CBA negotiations, according a Turnkey Sports poll conducted in March. Thirty-four percent of sports execs polled said they felt t ...

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04/04/11
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The chart below lists broadcast TV overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts ( THE DAILY ) TELECAST DATE NET TIME (ET) RAT. "ESPN Sports Saturday" 4/2 ABC 4:00-6:00pm 0.5 Showtime Boxing Special: Fig ...

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03/29/11
Top Sports Bars In Total Revenue

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