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Headed In The Right Direction? CBS/NFL Net See 5% Increase For Week 3 "TNF" OvernightPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 16
CBS and NFL Network drew a combined 12.5 overnight rating for the Patriots' 27-0 win over the Texans on "Thursday Night Football," marking a 5% increase over the 11.9 overnight for Redskins-Giants in Week 3 last year. It also marks the sixth-best "TNF" overnight on record. The game delivered a prime...
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The return of the NFL to CBS helped the net place first on Sunday in men 18-49 (4.3 rating) and men 25-54 (5.0), marking the first time CBS has won the night in both male demos since March ''96. Compa
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