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Network News Shows Cover NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

The NFL's new, tougher policy on domestic violence  was teased in the opening segments of CBS' and NBC's evening news shows, and all three network news programs aired reports. NBC led its broadcast with the new policy, with NBC's Lester Holt noting the "outcry was loud and it was heard," as ...

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01/22/14
EPL Average Attendance Up Nearly 3%

EPL teams are averaging 36,590 fans per match through Jan. 21, up nearly 3% from the same period last season. Manchester United continues to hold a large lead over all clubs with 75,179 fans per match. That figure is flat compared to the same period during the '12-13 season. Aston Villa is seeing t ...

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01/21/14
Overnight Ratings

The chart below lists overnight ratings from weekend sports telecasts ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET TIME (ET) ...

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01/15/14
SI Among Top Consumer Mags In Ad Revenue

Sports Illustrated once again led all sports magazines in print ad revenue in ’13 with $545.2M, but that figure is down 5.5% from ’12, according to data from Publishers Information Bureau. The ’13 figure for SI ranks it third among major consumer magazines, behind only People ( ...

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01/14/14
NFL Teams See Local Ratings Rise

NFL teams averaged a 28.5 local rating in their respective home markets for regular-season game telecasts in '13, up 4% from '12 and up 3% from '11. The Saints once again led all teams with a 52.0 local rating in New Orleans, up 14% from last season. The Chiefs saw the biggest local jump, with rati ...

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01/13/14
Overnight Ratings: U.S. Figure Skating Championhips

NFL Divisional Playoff games led overnight ratings from the weekend , but Olympic trials also performed well. NBC earned a 3.0 overnight for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday in primetime, which featured the ladies' free-skate up against Patriots-Chargers. That figure topped any co ...

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01/09/14
ESPN Viewership Lowest Since '08

ESPN averaged 2.21 million viewers in primetime during '13 and 975,000 viewers on a total-day basis, marking the net's lowest figures since '08. ESPN was down 6% in primetime compared to '12, while down 4% for total-day viewership. Despite the drop, ESPN was third among all cable nets in primeti ...

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01/07/14
Bowl Attendance Continues Trending Lower

College bowl games averaged 48,793 fans per game during the '13-14 season, marking the lowest average attendance since the '78-79 season (48,404 for 15 games). This season also marks the third straight year of declining bowl season attendance. The total attendance of 1.71 million fans at the 35 b ...

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01/06/14
Overnight Ratings: College Basketball, FA Cup

NFL Wild Card games led overnight ratings among weekend sports telecasts. One beneficiary was the San Diego State-Kansas men's basketball game that followed the Chargers-Bengals AFC Wild Card game yesterday. While that rating was the best college basketball figure of the weekend, it was down from t ...

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01/03/14
Dolphins Lead NFL In Attendance Gains

The Dolphins led all NFL teams during the '13 regular season with a 12% increase in average home attendance. However, the club filled Sun Life Stadium to just 85.5% capacity -- a low mark among AFC clubs. The Chiefs also saw a double-digit percentage gain at Arrowhead Stadium (+10%). Also seeing st ...

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01/02/14
NFL Attendance Rises 1.2%

NFL teams averaged 68,401 fans per game in '13, up just over 1% from last season. The Cowboys once again led all teams in the league with 88,043 fans per game, filling AT&T Stadium to 110.1% capacity. Among NFC clubs, the Packers saw the biggest gain, up nearly 11% as the club unveiled a renova ...

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