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Rams-49ers Matchup Surprises With High-Scoring "Thursday Night Football" Affair

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 22 / 17

NFL Network drew a 6.1 overnight rating for the Rams' 41-39 win over the 49ers on "TNF." Last season's Week 3 "TNF" game, which featured the Patriots' 27-0 blowout of the Texans, aired on both CBS and NFL Network and drew a combined 12.5 overnight. That game also was streamed on Twitter. Two years a...

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08/31/99
MEDIA NOTES

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ARE CABLE OPS HESITANT TO SIGN UP FOR OLYMPIC COVERAGE?

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08/31/99
DOES SPORTSLINE EXPANSION HAVE INVESTORS RUNNING SCARED?

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08/31/99
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08/31/99
NOTHING BUT NET IN PHILLY: COMCAST ADDS FSN NEWS TO SCHEDULE

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08/30/99
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