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Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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With run of record audience figures, ESPN settles in atop digital rankings

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

The fight for digital sports supremacy, once tightly contested, has become a rout for ESPN. The media giant in September posted digital audience results of 94 million unique visitors and 9.9 billion minutes of consumption, according to comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform rankings, marking the th...

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