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NFL Week 13 Overnights: All Partners Lower; Panthers-Seahawks Not A Draw For "SNF"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 05 / 16

Week 13 was not kind to NFL broadcast partners yesterday, as each of the four windows saw lower overnight ratings compared to the same Sunday last season. Fox led the way with a 16.6 overnight for the national window yesterday, which featured Giants-Steelers. That figure is down 9% from an 18.2 for ...

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