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Univision, FS1 Set Records With Copa America Final; Pundits Compare Coverage With EurosPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 16
Univision, Univision Deportes and FS1 on Sunday from 8:08-10:53pm ET drew just under 9.8 million viewers for Chile’s win over Argentina, marking the most-viewed Copa America final ever in the U.S. The game had strong competition on Sunday night from the season finale for HBO’s “Gam...
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