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Overnight Ratings: ABC's Michigan-Penn State Leads College Football For Week 8

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 17

The chart below lists overnight ratings for weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET TIME (ET) ...

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