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Under The Lights: ABC's Saturday Night College Football Package Up 10% This Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

Viewership for ESPN’s signature Saturday night college football window on ABC increased by nearly 10% this season, leading the network to call it “the most-watched college football franchise on any network this season.” The Saturday night games averaged 5.997 million viewers and to...

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Tags: Media, ESPN, CBS

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SportsBusiness Journal: Shanks, Bowlsby surprise comrades

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Boosting NFL ratings

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Hires Hines To Run Communications

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SportsBusiness Daily: Hines To Run Fox Sports Communications

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