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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
BoxOfficeMojo.com

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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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Sep202010

Eli Manning QBs Oreo Double Stuf Racing Ads, But Where Are Peyton, Serena?

Eli Manning and Shaquille O'Neal discuss the merits of new Oreo Double Stuf Heads or Tails in TV spot.September 20, 2010: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has often appeared in national ads alongside older brother Peyton, but he steps into the spotlight to lead an organization that has stocked itself with all-stars: the Oreo Double Stuf Racing League. Manning, who had been teamed on the DSLR with brother Peyton for several years, now leads a line-up that includes Shaquille O'Neal of the NBA's Boston Celtics, Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno and tennis star Venus Williams, another DSRL veteran whose previous partner was her sister, Serena.

Parent company Kraft Foods confirmed that Peyton Manning and Serena Williams no longer have marketing deals with the company and that Kraft, Nabisco and Oreo executives decided to move the DSRL campaign forward without them.

The sales of Double Stuf are in a much stronger position today than when Peyton and Eli helped to launch the fictitious DSRL three years ago, showing double-digit improvements every year, according to Stephen Chirss, senior director of scale and marketing partnerships for Kraft Foods North America. Sisters Venus and Serena Williams came on board after that to keep the family theme going as they challenged the Manning Brothers for DSRL supremacy.

"We had a great relationship with both Peyton and Serena, but they are no longer part of the campaign," said Chriss. "They are focusing on other things and we have decided to go in a different direction, with Eli heading up a new team that still include Venus but also adds Shaquille O'Neal and Apolo Ohno. Having Peyton with us from the beginning worked well for us and gave the product great awareness with consumers, but we feel that with Eli and the others we have a very strong marketing program."

The quad group of stars are featured in a campaign breaking Sept. 20 in which they "challenge a mysterious hooded menace who threatens to overtake the league. The campaign's first 30-second spot follows Manning as he assembles his team to face "the lick racing nemesis. According to Nabisco, will be left to speculate about the "shadowy adversary"  — described as a "notable celebrity — whose identity will not be revealed until January 2011.

Businessman Donald Trump previously faced off against athletes in the DSRL but, like Peyton Manning and Serena Williams, he is currently no where to be seen, as his deal with Kraft Foods also ended.

Does Apolo Ohno favor Heads or Tails?Support for the new campaign includes print, POP and Internet, led by a social media campaign on a dedicated Facebook/Oreo page in which consumers can enter a "Twist It" contest for an opportunity to met the DSRL athletes in person. (Full details here.) Lead agency is DraftFCB Chicago.
 
The campaign is supporting the launch of Double Stuf Oreo Heads or Tails cookies, which feature a chocolate wafer on one side and a vanilla wafer on the other, with the double creme in between.

"In Team DSRL we've assembled the most unique collaboration of world-class athletic talent I've ever seen," Eli Manning, who helped launch the campaign in 2008, said in a statement.  "We may excel in different sports but when united behind an Oreo Double Stuf cookie and a glass of milk, we are a lick racing force to be reckoned with."

According to Shaquille O'Neal, "People don't realize how much precision, speed and concentration it takes to win a lick race. You may have seen me take down a backboard or two in my time, but I guarantee no shattered glass when I dunk my Double Stuf Oreo Heads or Tails."

Donald Trump Double Stufs Manning Brothers, Williams Sisters In Oreo DSRL Campaign

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