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ESPN, NFL Net See Overnight Ratings Decline For Draft After Record-Setting First Round In '14Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 01 / 15
ESPN and NFL Network both saw overnight ratings decline for the NFL Draft last night, as this year's first round lacked the drama surrounding QB Johnny Manziel seen last year. ESPN drew a 5.1 overnight for the first round from 8:00-11:30pm ET, down 25% from a record-setting 6.8 overnight last year. ...
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