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Houston Astros Pull Off an Amazing 0.0 Nielsen Rating No one—literally no one—watched Monday’s baseball game

Houston, we have a problem. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the Astros’ Monday afternoon home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratched, delivering a 0.0 rating on Comcast…

April 10, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

MetLife Changes Yankee Stadium Outfield Sign to Appeal to Japanese Audience Insurer knows baseball is big in Japan

What do the New York Yankees and Japan have in common? Well, there’s definitely baseball, to which many international fans, as well as new pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and players Hiroki Kuroda…

April 10, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

BBDO N.Y. Launches Lowe's Daytona 500 Work Latest sports spot as shop gets MLB account

This weekend during the Daytona 500, BBDO New York will break a new Lowe’s TV spot supporting its twelve-year sponsorship of the #48 Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson. The ad…

February 21, 2014, 12:58 PM EST

Fox to Secure Controlling Stake in YES Network Conglomerate to take an 80 percent interest in Yankees’ home RSN

21st Century Fox on Friday announced it would take a controlling stake in YES Network, upping its of Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, raising its ownership position in the RSN…

January 24, 2014, 7:26 PM EST

NFL, MLB Urge Supreme Court to Take Aereo Case Sports would move to pay TV, leagues argue

The National Football League and Major League Baseball have joined with broadcasters in asking the Supreme Court to shut down Aereo. In an amicus brief filed with the court, the…

November 18, 2013, 4:49 PM EST

Red Sox Drive Solid World Series Ratings Fall Classic rebounds from last year’s low-water mark

In clinching their third World Series title in 10 years, the Boston Red Sox helped Fox post solid, if unspectacular, ratings. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Wednesday night’s clincher delivered a…

October 31, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

Boston Blowout Doesn’t Put a Damper on World Series Ratings Fox scores as Sox takes Game 1

An unhittable Jon Lester and a bevvy of bearded batsmen may have turned Game 1 of the 2013 World Series into a blowout, but that didn’t seem to shake up…

October 24, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

Major League Baseball Honors Mariano Rivera With Newspaper Ads Salute to the Yankee legend

Mariano Rivera, the great New York Yankees closer, threw his final pitches at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, and will wrap up his legendary 19-year career in Houston this weekend.…

September 27, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

Fox Enlists Mega-Robot to Promote FS1 Launch Cleatus comes to life … and he’s bearing down on a city near you

Cleatus walks among us. In advance of the August 17 launch of Fox Sports 1, the network’s marketing and promotions team has brought the animated Fox NFL Sunday robot to life…

August 9, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

Nate Silver Dumps New York Times for ESPN FiveThirtyEight wunderkind joins forces with sports giant

The New York Times has let statistics wunderkind Nate Silver slip from its grasp, much to the delight of ESPN and ABC News. Silver, the political number cruncher who predicted the…

July 20, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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