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NFL Loads Primetime Schedule With Top Draws After Ratings Dip Last SeasonPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17
The NFL's ratings slide last season "clearly impacted the league's schedule-making process," as the league "packed its prime-time schedule with its best draws," according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. The league formally released its '17 schedule Thursday night, and 10 teams "have the maximum number...
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Dolphins QB Dan Marino has inked a two-year deal for an "undisclosed sum" with NY-based Internet company theglobe.com to launch a Web site at danmarino.theglobe.com, according to L.A. Lorek of the Ft.
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ABC''s shift of the Hall of Fame Game from Saturday night to Monday night "scored a touchdown in the ratings," as the Cowboys-Browns earned a 10.1 Nielsen rating, up 130% from last year''s 4.4 for the
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EMap Petersen and NFLP introduced the new NFL Insider Magazine, which will debut this month with a guaranteed circulation of one million. The 180-page preview issue features Broncos RB Terrell Davis o
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