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CBS/NFL Network See Overnight Ratings Bump For Chiefs-Raiders Thriller On "TNF"

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CBS and NFL Network combined for a 9.9 overnight rating on "TNF," which saw the Raiders beat the Chiefs on the last play of the game. The overnight is up 5% from a 9.4 last year in Week 7, which featured Bears-Packers. Chiefs-Raiders is down 14% from an 11.5 overnight for "TNF" in Week 7 two years a...

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