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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

4.06 million – Average viewers for FS1’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this past Sunday. The audience for the race from Martinsville ranks fourth among all FS1 telecasts all-time, behind only three Giants-Cardinals NLCS games from '14 ( THE DAILY ).

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CRITICS SLAM ABC'S IDEA OF ADDING "THE VIEW" TO PREGAME

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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