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Volume 26 No. 175

Friday, September 6, 2019

Volume 25 No. 248

NFL Kickoff Game Draws Best Overnight Rating Since '16

NBC drew a 15.3 overnight for Packer-Bears, up from a 13.4 last year for Falcons-Eagles, which started 30 minutes later than normal due to weather delays.

NFL Ad Sale Prices Up 5-10% After Being Down In '18

One of the most expensive buys this season is for the Cowboys-Patriots game slated to air in Fox' national Sunday afternoon window on Nov. 24.

NFL Relaxes Some Restrictions On Teams' Use Of Social Media

According to a memo on the updated regulations, a key league objective is a “strong focus on introducing the younger, 12-24 potential fans to the game.”

BodyArmor Exits NCAA Deal After Just One Year

Powerade will reclaim its courtside spot for March Madness in '20. Technically, those sideline rights belong to longtime NCAA sponsor Coca-Cola.

NHL CBA Talks Progressing As Bettman Projects Calm Confidence

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has not changed his mind about allowing players to participate in the Olympics. He said, "It's a distraction with no benefit."

NHL Drops Jogmo World As League's Player Tracking Partner

Jogmo had worked to develop a system that would use sensors to allow the league to collect millions of data points from every game.

PGA Tour Season Viewership Lower With Less Tiger Woods On TV

CBS and NBC averaged 2.5 million viewers for weekend tournament coverage in '18-19, down from 2.8 million last season.