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Ratings roundtable

Our industry is fascinated by television ratings. We constantly cite them, compare and analyze them, and debate them. But if there is one consistent factor when it comes to ratings, it’s that everybody is a little bit confused these days. The networks disagree about what metrics to release and ...

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06/25/07
Web sites seek standards for Internet traffic reports

Jeff Price, president of SI Digital, was never a fan of third-party Internet traffic reports. Then came March of this year. Price had been enjoying the critical and financial success of the recent inclusion of FanNation.com and a retooled Golf.com into the SI Digital umbrella. But upon loo ...

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06/25/07
The skinnny on sports properties and ratings

Action sports: Though it doesn’t have sheer numbers, it still produces strong demos (young and male) and is seen on major networks like NBC (Dew Tour) and ESPN (X Games). The Dew Tour is hoping to boost its numbers above the 0.9 rating it pulled for the 2006 season, which marked a 12.8 perc ...

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06/25/07
Networks, leagues battle perceptions in ratings dips

It has become the dominant story from today’s top sports events, garnering headlines and the focus of sports television and talk radio. It creates a trail of sound bites and spin and puts sports and network executives on the defensive, while giving fodder for the Chicken Littles of the wor ...

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06/18/07
Would teams dare change how season tickets are priced?

Will the changing landscape of technology trigger a fundamental shift in pricing philosophy? Should it? Arizona Cardinals fans sign up for the waiting list for season tickets. Would they be so eager if “dynamic pricing” allowed teams to alter ticket prices fo ...

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06/18/07
Secondary market watches moves on scalping

If changes continue to laws in some states regarding the sale of tickets on the secondary market, the process of how tickets are sold and resold could be poised to undergo major changes in the years ahead. Ticketmaster’s TicketExchange subsidiary, RazorGator and StubH ...

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06/18/07
Walk-up sales stumble as technology advances

What about customers who aren’t Web savvy, don’t own cell phones and who simply want to walk up to the stadium window an hour before the game and buy a ticket? With cash. Is there room for that person anymore? Scenes like this are becoming less common as fans making l ...

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06/18/07
Are the days numbered for the paper ticket?

Tickets and technology go together these days like music and iPods, LeBron and Nike. They are inseparable. The embryonic use of cell phones to deliver tickets, the booming reliance on the Internet to buy and print tickets, and the wealth of consumer data gathered during the ticketing proces ...

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06/18/07
NBA nudges teams to share best practices

NBA teams fiercely compete against each other on the court, but off the floor, it’s a far more cooperative strategy that is driving the league’s record attendance. The sharing of “best practices” falls under the NBA’s team marketing and business operations division, which acts as the condui ...

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06/18/07
Turnkey Sports Poll

Turnkey Sports Poll The following are results of the Turnkey Sports Poll taken in May. The survey covered more than 800 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports.   Which secondary tic ...

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