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Warriors' Clinching Win Over Rockets Marks ESPN's Most-Viewed NBA Game Since '12

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 29 / 15

The Warriors' Western Conference Finals-clinching Game 5 win over the Rockets on Wednesday averaged 8.9 million viewers on ESPN, making it the most-watched NBA Playoffs game on any network this season. The game also was the most-watched NBA contest on ESPN since Game 7 of the '12 Heat-Celtics Easter...

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MARV TAKES IT TO THE KING; LETTERMAN TO CATCH UP W/FRIEND

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11/11/97
ALBERT CONTINUES HIS TV TOUR: TONIGHT, "LARRY KING LIVE"

Marv Albert will appear on CNN''s "Larry King Live" tonight at 9:00pm ET, in a pre-taped interview that will not include taking viewer phone calls (N.Y. POST, 11/11). THOUGHTS ON MARV: Columnists cont

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11/11/97
HOLYFIELD-MOORER ON THE "LOW END" OF PPV EXPECTATIONS

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11/11/97
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11/11/97
MEDIA NOTES

RATINGS: ABC received a 7.7 preliminary overnight rating for its Michigan-Penn State game Saturday. On NBC, the Breeders Cup earned a 2.5 overnight, down 17% from last year''s 3 rating (Howard Manly,

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11/10/97
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