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Audience Analysis: Cowboys-Rams Leads Cable TV, But Olympics Hurting "Hard Knocks"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 19 / 16

Despite airing up against live Olympic coverage and having the game on over-the-air TV in L.A., ESPN’s Cowboys-Rams telecast Saturday night led all cable telecasts for the week ending Aug. 14. The game was the Rams’ first in L.A. since their return to the market. That figure is down from...

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