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Audience Analysis: TNT Gets Big NBA Figure On MLK Day, But Season Average Taking A Hit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 20 / 17

TNT on Martin Luther King Day drew 4.52 million viewers for Cavaliers-Warriors in the late-night window, marking the net’s best regular-season audience since Opening Night of the ’13-14 season, when Bulls-Heat drew 5.37 million viewers. Cavs-Warriors also is up from 3.62 million view...

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Tags: Media, NBA, Turner Sports

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