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Audience Analysis: ESPN Gets Strong Audience For Randy Moss "30 For 30" Documentary

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ESPN drew 2.17 million viewers for “Rand University” on Nov. 11, marking the net’s best documentary audience since the premiere of “The Book Of Manning” on Sept. 24, 2013 and eighth-best documentary audience since the “30 for 30” project began in ’09. ...

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10/30/14
WWE Net Scraps Six-Month Commitment

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10/30/14
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10/29/14
Fox Set Up For Big Game 7 Rating

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10/29/14
CBC Inks Canadian Rights For '18, '20 Games

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10/29/14
D-Backs Close To New Local TV Deal

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10/29/14
Sky Invests $7M In Whistle Sports

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ESPN Has Best "MNF" Overnight Since '10

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