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Audience Analysis: Champions Classic Hoops Strong For ESPN; MLS Up On Fox, Univision

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 17 / 17

The State Farm Champions Classic, which annually features Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky, averaged 2.82 million viewers for the two games on Tuesday night, marking the second-best average for the event in its seven years. Only the '13 doubleheader was higher with 3.52 million viewers. Las...

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