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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR, PGA Tour

NBC earned a 3.2 overnight rating for the final round of the PGA Tour Honda Classic yesterday, which saw Russell Henley win a four-man playoff with Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Russell Knox. That figure is tied with ’12 as the best for the event's final round since '02. The event in ’1 ...

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Pacers Attendance Up NBA-Best 18%

The Pacers hold the best record among all NBA teams as February comes to a close, and the strong on-court play has translated to the box office. Average attendance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is 17,267, up 18% through the same period last season. The Bulls continue to lead all NBA clubs at the gate ...

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NBA Attendance Flat To Date

NBA teams are averaging 17,233 fans per game through Feb. 25, relatively flat compared to the same period last season. Looking at Western Conference teams, the Mavericks maintain the top spot. Attendance at AmericanAirlines Center is down slightly from last season, but the Mavericks are still packi ...

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Twin Cities Leads NBC Sochi In Primetime

Minneapolis-St. Paul dethroned Salt Lake City as the top U.S. market during NBC's primetime Sochi Games coverage. The Utah market had led the way during the past two Winter Olympics. The Twin Cities averaged a 19.4 local rating for 17 nights of tape-delayed Sochi Games primetime coverage on NBC, up ...

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FBS Attendance Up Slightly From '12

FBS home attendance saw a slight uptick during the ’13 regular season (excluding neutral-site games), with 123 schools averaging 45,192 fans, according to analysis of recently released NCAA data. That figure is up from 44,970 fans last year, which remains the low mark over the last decade. The ...

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Data Shows Even More Viewers For Super Bowl

Out-of-home viewers spent more time engaged with Fox’ telecast of Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 than did in-home viewers, according to an analysis of viewing data by THE DAILY. A total of 188.8 million viewers were exposed to the Super Bowl XLVIII telecast in the U.S., including 146 million &ld ...

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Overnight Ratings: PGA Tour, NASCAR

CBS' coverage of the final round of the PGA Tour Northern Trust open led all overnights among non-Olympic sports programming over the weekend. The Sunday telecast drew a 1.9 overnight, which saw Bubba Watson win his first Tour event since The Masters in '12. The golf telecast finished just ahead of ...

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Sports Execs Not As Excited About Sochi

Sports execs, when comparing their level of interest in the Sochi Games to the '10 Vancouver Games, are split between being having the same level of interest and less interest, according to results of a Turnkey Sports Poll conducted in January. Of the execs polled, 48% said they had the same le ...

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Overnight Ratings: Super Bowl Halftime, Pregame

Fox earned a 48.6 overnight rating for the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, up 1% from Beyonce’s performance in last year’s game on CBS. Bruno Mars also was up from a 48.1 overnight for Madonna in ’12 on NBC, and up from a 47.4 for the Black Eyed Peas on Fo ...

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Super Bowl Looks For Audience Increase From '13

Fox’ telecast of Super Bowl XLVIII will look for an increase on last year’s Ravens-49ers matchup on CBS, which was the first time since ’05 that the Super Bowl saw a year-over-year audience decline. Despite the decline last year, the past four Super Bowls have been the four most-v ...

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