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Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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NFL Halftime Report: CBS/NFL Net Thursday Package Draws Combined 16.7 Million Viewers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

“Thursday Night Football” on CBS and NFL Network proved to be the second highest-rated and most-viewed NFL primetime TV package after the first eight weeks of the season. The games, which aired on CBS and were simulcast on NFL Network, posted an average audience that was about 5 million ...

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Tags: Media, CBS, NFL

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