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Overnight Ratings: PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship, U.S. Open Tennis

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 02 / 14

The chart below lists overnight ratings from sports telecasts over Labor Day weekend on broadcast TV ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET TIME (E...

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