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Under The Lights: ABC's Saturday Night College Football Package Up 10% This Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

Viewership for ESPN’s signature Saturday night college football window on ABC increased by nearly 10% this season, leading the network to call it “the most-watched college football franchise on any network this season.” The Saturday night games averaged 5.997 million viewers and to...

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