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Overnight Ratings: NBC Sees Decline For Match Play Finale, But Saturday Up Big

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 15

NBC drew a 1.8 overnight for yesterday’s final matchups in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, which saw Rory McIlroy defeat Gary Woodland. Last year’s telecast, which aired on CBS in mid-February during the final weekend of the Sochi Games, drew a 2.0 overnight for Jason Day’s win over V...

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