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Sports maintains dominant hold on viewership

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 15 / 18

NFL games accounted for nine of the top 10 telecasts. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Despite a big drop for NFL regular-season viewership during the calendar year 2017, the league — and sports overal...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sports maintains dominant hold on viewership

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