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Topic: Roger Goodell

Ratings ‘Falter’ as Super Bowl Disappoints

It’s all relative; blowout still delivers 96.9 million viewers

It may have been the least competitive Super Bowl in recent memory, but Fox’s coverage of last night’s Seahawks-Broncos blowout still appears to have delivered massive ratings. According to preliminary Nielsen…

Pro Sports Leagues Targeted in Tax Reform Movement

Taxing NFL and NHL could add $109 million to federal revenue

Professional sports leagues like the National Football League and the National Hockey League are getting swept up in the move towards tax reform in Congress. Two bills introduced in the the…

NFL Kicks Off ‘Together We Make Football’ Campaign

Fan contest launches in tonight’s Thursday Night Football tilt

A new promotional campaign from the National Football League kicks off during tonight’s Chiefs-Eagles game, and the star of the show is a 10-year-old phenom named Samantha Gordon. A tiny running…

NFL Sidelines Talk of Expanded Playoff Roster

Commissioner: extra wild card games aren’t in the cards next season

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell this week acknowledged that the NFL would not implement an expanded playoff scheme in time for the 2013-14 campaign. Speaking at the annual NFL owners…

NFL Social Media Sentiment Plummets

Though pro football TV ratings will likely go on as usual

Even though the highly controversial touchdown call on the field was upheld last night at the end of Monday Night Football, social media data today confirms that the National Football…

Touchdown: Time Warner Cable Cuts Deal to Carry NFL Network

Distribution agreement brings league channel to New York, Los Angeles

After an eight-year stalemate that kept the National Football League’s in-house television network grounded in key markets like New York and Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable on Friday agreed to…

Lazarus: NBC Broke Even on Olympics

Long-term impact of London Games yet to be determined

Having tallied up all the advertising dollars that poured into its coffers during the 2012 London Summer Olympics, NBC on Thursday announced it broke even on the Games. Speaking at the…

NFL Network Scores Carriage Deal With Cablevision

Agreement leaves Time Warner Cable as the last major MSO holdout

After years of being all but shut out of the nation’s top market, NFL Network has established a beach head in the greater New York DMA, inking a multi-year agreement…

NFL Network Beefs Up Its 2012 Slate

Expanded Thursday night roster sidelines proposed cable package

The NFL has effectively put the kibosh on a proposed eight-game package of Thursday night games, electing instead to gift a handful of extra contests to its proprietary cable network. Starting…

Moonves, Bewkes Talk Football

Media honchos weigh in on NFL contracts

The National Football League was top of mind during Tuesday’s UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, as incumbent and prospective network partners alike weighed in on the value of allying…

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