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• NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Nov. 10 became the decade’s (2010-19) only primetime series to average 20 million-plus viewers for 100 different broadcasts. American Ido is second with 69. The Minnesota Vikings’ 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 23.5 million viewers across NBC TV, NBC Sports Digital and NFL Digital platforms.

• CBS Sports said its coverage of the SEC on CBS with No. 2 ranked LSU beating No. 3 ranked Alabama, 46-41, on Nov. 9  “delivered a massive audience, had an average of 16.636 million viewers and scoring a fast national household rating/share of a 9.7/24 . . . the  highest-rated regular-season college football game (excluding Conference Championships) on any network in eight years.

• When the Seattle Sounders defeated Toronto FC, 3-1, to win the MLS title Sunday, 69,274 were in attendance in CenturyLink Field, a record for the franchise.

• Calling it the company’s biggest brand launch in more than a decade, Coca-Cola North America has unveiled Aha sparkling water, eyeing a March 2020 drop at retail. “As the largest and fastest-growing part of the water business, mainstream flavored sparkling water is a segment we know we must double-down on,” Celina Li, vp-water, Coca-Cola North America, said via the company. “Aha is our big-bet brand in this big-bet category.” Full story here.

• Taylor Swift has been named as the headline performer for the Capital One JamFest on April 5 as part of the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. The Men’s Div. I Final Four will be played in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 4 and April 6. Also part of the Music Festival is the AT&T Block Party (April 3) and the Coca-Cola event (April 4).

• Jack Hughes, rookie forward for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, has signed an endorsement deal with Gatorade. Hughes, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, joins All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane as NHL players on the brand’s roster.

• NBC Sports and adidas have signed a multi-year extension with the All-American Bowl through 2022. Under the partnership, which began in 2011, adidas is the “official apparel company” for the All-American Bowl. The All American Bowl features 100 of the best high school athletes in the nation. NBC will air the annual East vs. West matchup. of the 2020 All-American Bowl Jan.4 in the Alamodome, San Antonio.

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MLB 2019 Award Finalists

JACKIE ROBINSON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Nov. 11 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Yordan Alvarez, DH/OF, Houston Astros; Brandon Lowe , 2B/OF, Tampa Bay Rays; John Means, LHP, Baltimore Orioles

NL Finalists: Pete Alonso, 1B, New York Mets; Mike Soroka, RHP, Atlanta Braves; Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, San Diego Padres

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Nov. 12 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
American League finalists: Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins; Aaron Boone, New York Yankees; Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays

National League finalists: Craig Counsell, Brewers; Mike Shildt, Cardinals; Brian Snitker, Braves

CY YOUNG

Nov. 13 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Gerrit Cole, RHP, Houston Astros; Charlie Morton, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays; Justin Verlander, RHP, Houston Astros

NL Finalists: Jacob deGrom, RHP, New York Mets; Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers; Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Nov. 14 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros; Marcus Semien, SS, Oakland A’s; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

NL Finalists: Cody Bellinger, OF/1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals; Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

KEEPING SCORE

Topps All-Star Rookie Team 2019

One player at each position plus a DH and pitchers. Topps said each player’s 2020 Topps Series 1 or Series 2 card would include the Rookie Cup trophy logo. Topps has been naming MLB All-Star Rookie teams for 60 years.
• Pete Alonso 1B, New York Mets
• Yordan Alvarez  DH, Houston Astros
• Nick Anderson P, Tampa Bay Rays
• Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
• Keston Hiura 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
• Eloy Jimenez OF, Chicago White Sox
• John Means P, Baltimore Orioles
• Bryan Reynolds OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
• Victor Robles OF, Washington Nationals
• Will Smith C, Los Angeles Dodgers
• Mike Soroka P, Atlanta Braves
• Fernando Tatis Jr.  SS, San Diego Padres

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 8-10
1, Midway $17.5M
2. Doctor Sleep $14.1M
3. Playing With Fire $12.8M
4. Last Christmas $11.6M
5. Terminator: Dark Fate $10.8M
6. Joker $9.2M
7. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $8M
8. Harriet $7.2M
9. Zombieland: Double Tap $4.3M
10. Addams Family $4.2M
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Channel Chasers

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca ESPN (Monday Night Football) 8 PM (ET

NFL Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2019
• Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Fox 12:30 PM (ET)
• Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys CBS 4:30 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons NBC 8 PM (ET)

NBA Mexico 2019
• Dec. 12 Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City NBA TV 9 PM (ET)

NBA Christmas Dec. 25, 2019
• Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN Noon (ET)
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers ABC 2:30 PM (ET)
• Houston Rockets vs. Godlen State Warriors ABC 5 PM (ET)
• Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers ESPN/ABC 8 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN 10:30 PM

NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2020

• Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas NBC

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May292018

Super Bowl LII Has Bold North Results: $450M Economic Impact To Minneapolis

By Barry Janoff

May 29, 2018: It turns out that the Philadelphia Eagles were not the only group that had a winning experience in Minneapolis during Super Bowl LII.

Last week, the NFL named the host stadiums for Super Bowl LVII (University of Phoenix, Glendale, AZ) in 2023 and Super Bowl LVIII (Mercedes-Benz SuperDome, New Orleans) in 2024.

Minneapolis, which hosted Super Bowl LII this past February, today confirmed some of the reasons why NFL cities want to host the Big Game.

Under the title, Super Bowl LII: The Bold North Delivers, members of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and their "Bold North" umbrella initiative unveiled an economic impact report for the region from the game and surrounding events between Jan. 26-Feb. 5.

The lead: The region realized more than $450 million in economic impact, almost $50 more than anticipated.

Even subtracting $80 million for displaced tourism — money that would have been spent by people who stayed away from the area due to the Super Bowl — the area realized some $350 million in spend from visitors who came to see the Eagles play, and defeat, the New England Patriots.

Among the categories in which the most money was spent: $81.6 million (30%) went for accommodations, $61.3 million (235) for food and beverage, $34.5 million (13%) for entertainment and $28.5 million (11%) for retail-shopping.

The report was unveiled today during a media conference with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and members of the Host Committee, with the numbers themselves coming from Rockport Analytics, West Chester, PA.

Among the numbers, Super Bowl LII generated more than $273 million in wages, enough to support nearly 5,500 annual jobs, generating incremental state and local tax receipts of more than $32 million.

By comparison, the impact of Super Bowl LI in 2017 was driven by an incremental $347 million of new spending to Greater Houston, which originated from the local travel spending of 150,000 visitors (not including game tickets), according to the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee.

And Super Bowl 50 in 2016 had an economic impact of upward of $350 million to the San Francisco Bay Area, according to Rockport Analytics.

More than 95% of the estimated 125,000 Super Bowl LII visitors were from outside Minnesota, with 6% of them from outside the country.

The remaining 5% came from within Minnesota but stayed overnight in paid rooms or traveled more than 50 miles away on a day trip.

The average length of stay among visitors was 3.9 days, with each person spending an average of $608.

For every two ticket holders, there was one additional visitor who came to Minneapolis but did not attend the game, according to the report.

More than half of the visitors were between the ages 35-54. Some 70% of those who visited the area have household incomes of more than $100,000.

The majority, 71%, were men. Their average age was 47 and almost half earned at least $150,000 a year.


In addition to the game itself, the festivities during a ten-day period leading to the game in U.S. Bank Stadium Stadium on Feb. 4 included Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon (on Nicollet Mall) and the NFL Fan Gallery inside the Mall of America.

There were also an estimated 150+: Super Bowl-related parties and events across the Twin Cities during ten-day event.

All told, more than one million people came to Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon, including people from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and and visitors, the U.S. and worldwide.

Some 1.4 million people visited Mall of America.

Something for which upcoming Super Bowl host cities can aim: 83% of first-time visitors said they planned to return.

“Minnesota promised the ‘Bold North’ and we delivered,” Gov. Dayton said during the media conference.

Upcoming Super Bowls

Super Bowl LIII Feb. 3, 2019 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta (CBS)

• Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2, 2020 Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (FOX)

• Super Bowl LV Feb. 7, 2021 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (NBC)

• Super Bowl LVI Feb. 6, 2022 Los Angeles Stadium, Inglewood, CA (CBS)

• Super Bowl LVII Feb. 5, 2023 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ (Fox)

• Super Bowl LVIII Feb. 4, 2024 Mercedes-Benz SuperDome, New Orleans (NBC)

Source: NFL

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