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NBA Draft Ratings Rebound For ESPN, With Net Drawing Event's Third-Best Overnight Yet

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 17

ESPN saw a big uptick in overnight ratings for its NBA Draft coverage on Thursday night. The two-round telecast averaged a 2.7 overnight, up 13% from a 2.4 last year, which was the event's lowest mark since '12. The '15 and '14 telecasts still have the top mark for an NBA Draft with a 3.1 overnight....

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