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Reality shows in 2010 that featured Bengals receiver Terrell Owens and/or teammate Chad Ochocinco.


Amount Ochocinco was fined by the NFL for tweeting during an Aug. 20 preseason win over the Eagles.


Followers of the Twitter account belonging to Shaquille O'Neal, the most of any athlete. (That's No. 19 overall; Lady Gaga is No. 1 with 7.3 million.)


Years spent together by the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan; on Dec. 1 it was announced that the pair would be replaced in 2011 by Orel Hershiser, Bobby Valentine and Dan Shulman.

2.6 million

Copies of FIFA Soccer 11 sold during its release week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 2), the biggest opening ever for a sports video game.

106.5 million

TV viewers who saw the Saints beat the Colts 31--17 in Super Bowl XLIV, 530,000 more than the previous most-watched event, the 1983 M*A*S*H finale.

10 million

Viewers who saw The Decision, on which LeBron James announced that he would join the Heat, making it ESPN's highest-rated news show of '10.

7.4 million

Viewers who saw James's Heat debut (an 88--80 loss to the Celtics) on TNT, now the most-watched regular-season NBA game ever on cable.


Percent drop in viewership for the 2010 World Series, between the Giants and the Rangers, compared to the '09 Fall Classic between the Yankees and the Phillies. This year's 8.4 rating matched the lowest in history.


Percent of Canada's 32 million population that tuned in for its Olympic gold medal hockey game against the U.S. The most-watched TV event in Canadian history was broadcast on nine networks in eight languages.


Continuous daily hours of fantasy sports coverage broadcast since July 1 on Sirius XM's Fantasy Sports channel, the first around-the-clock network dedicated to that subject.

$2.5 million

Gross ticket earnings during the first 10 weeks of the Broadway play Lombardi (based on David Maraniss's book about the Green Bay Packers great), nearly matching the work's reported $3 million cost.