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Audience Analysis: Xfinity Series Off Slightly; EPL's ManU-Liverpool Big For NBCSN

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

NASCAR's secondary series, which moved from ESPN's networks to Fox Sports and NBC Sports in the offseason, is a slight viewership drop compared to the first five races of the '14 season. The five Xfinity Series telecasts to date -- four on FS1 and one on Fox -- have averaged 2.06 million viewers, do...

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