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Overnight Ratings: Saturday Finale For O.J. Simpson Series Above PBC, Below MLB

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 20 / 16

ESPN on Saturday night drew a 1.3 overnight rating for the fifth and final installment of the "O.J.: Made in America" documentary series from 9:00-11:00pm ET. That figure was above NBC's 0.8 overnight for Premier Boxing Champions from 8:30-11:00pm, but below the 2.0 that Fox drew for regional MLB c...

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