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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 14

How many future Yao Mings coming? Reading about the deal the NBA just struck w/the Chinese govt to teach basketball in schools there. Huge. — Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 19, 2014 Joey Harrington sounds like a young Jon Gruden in the booth. He LOVES everything a QB do...

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01/23/14
AHL Attendance Down 8% To Date

The AHL, which is considered the Triple-A level of North American hockey, is seeing its teams average 4,998 fans through Jan. 21, down almost 8% from the same period last season. Ten AHL clubs are seeing a double-digit percentage decline in average attendance. The Abbotsford Heat are seeing the sha ...

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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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