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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series From New Hampshire Flat On ESPN

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 22 / 14

Outside of college football and the NFL , the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Osram Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway led all sports telecasts over the weekend with a 2.2 overnight rating. That figure is flat compared to the same race in ’13. The chart below lists overnight rating...

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