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NBA Draft Viewership Up 14% From Last Year, But Below Record-Setting '15 Audience

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 26 / 17

ESPN on Thursday finished with 3.42 million viewers for the NBA Draft, up 14% from last year, but below the record-setting figure from the '15 Draft, when the T'Wolves selected C Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick. ESPN began airing the event in '03. This year marks the net's third-best ...

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