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• Overwatch League said that its first week of competition drew more than 10 million viewers via Twitch, MLG, and Chinese streaming partners ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC and Panda TV. Opening day had an average audience per minute of 408,000.

• Coca-Cola, International Speedway Corp. and Nascar have signed an extension to their partnerships under which Coca-Cola, would "continue its deep-rooted history in the sport by engaging racing fans across Nascar’s three national series and 12 ISC-operated race tracks" and events including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Coca-Cola 400. Coca-Cola-sponsored drivers include Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Coca-Cola said it "has been involved with stock car racing for 50 years," and became an official partner with Nascar in 1998.

• NBC Olympics will debut Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota, a live, daily figure skating show airing nightly (7 PM ET) on NBCSN beginning Feb. 10 and continuing through Feb. 24. Live Olympic figure skating competition will follow the show in primetime. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will present a digital-exclusive version of Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota immediately following prime-time coverage beginning Feb. 8.

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9. Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 212,650
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NBC, USOC Unveil Marketing, Activation Plans For 100 Days Until '18 Winter Games

By Barry Janoff

October 25, 2017: The U.S. Olympic Committee and broadcast partner NBCUniversal, in preparing for the 2018 Winter Games, have unveiled multi-platform plans to celebrate 100 days until the start of the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

NBCU said that on Nov. 1 it would launch a “company-wide celebration that will utilize its unprecedented collection of broadcast, cable, affiliate, regional, digital, social, radio and theme park assets.”

NBCU will coincide its effort with the USOC, which will hold the Team USA WinterFest presented by Hershey’s “The 100 Days Out” in New York’s Times Square, replete with athletes, music acts and marketing partners on Nov. 1.

People at home can watch the Team USA WinterFest presented by Hershey’s that night on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (7-8 PM ET).

NBCUniversal’s primetime coverage of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics begins Thursday, Feb 8.

The Winter Games in South Korea run through Feb. 25.

Top-tier International Olympic Committee partners include Alibaba Group, Atos, Bridgestone, Coca-Cola, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

USOC partners include 24 Hour Fitness, Chobani, Deloitte, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Hartford, Hershey, Kellogg’s, Liberty Mutual, Milk Life, Nabisco, Nike, Oakley, Polo Ralph Lauren, Smucker’s, United and USG.

Among the NBCU programming involved will be Today, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, NBCSN’s The Dan Patrick Show, NBC’s 239 nationwide local stations and the NBC Sports Regional Networks.

Team USA Olympic hopefuls are scheduled to make appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Dan Patrick Show, CNBC’s Closing Bell, MSNBC and New York Live.

NBCU will also have a prime time promotional “road block” across more than a dozen NBCU broadcast and cable networks.

Each of the networks will run an Olympic promotional spot within the 8 PM hour.

NBC Sports Radio, with more than 400 stations, will produce editorial content throughout its portfolio of programs.

NBCUniversal social media accounts will spread 100 Days Out messages across such destinations as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, including a 9 AM (ET) social media “road block” across numerous NBCU accounts with the hashtag #WinterOlympics.

Mike Tirico, who for the first time will serve as NBC Olympics’ primetime host this winter, will be in PyeongChang that day to join numerous NBCU programs.

The daylong celebration will also encompass NBCU’s 50-plus Web sites; Universal Parks & Resorts in Hollywood, Calif., and Orlando, Fla.; and The Shop at NBC Studios in Rockefeller Plaza.

“With the temperature dropping and winter on the horizon, the 100 Days celebration is the perfect time to amplify our Olympic engagement plan,” Jenny Storms, CMO, NBC Sports Group, said in a statement.

“No company can match the promotional power of NBCUniversal, and we are maximizing those unprecedented assets more than ever before. The 100 Days celebration will thrust our already robust campaign into its next phase, building momentum right up until Feb. 8, the first night of our prime time coverage.”

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