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Overnight Ratings: CBS Leads Week 8 College Football With A&M-Alabama; ABC Primetime Up

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CBS earned a 5.4 overnight rating Saturday afternoon for No. 1 Alabama’s 33-14 win over sixth-ranked Texas A&M in the 3:30pm ET window, the highest-rated college football game of the weekend. The rating is up 29% from a 4.2 overnight for the comparable Tennessee-Alabama matchup in ’1...

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Women's PGA Final Round Ratings Up

NBC earned a 0.7 overnight rating yesterday for the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, which saw Brooke Henderson defeat Lydia Ko in a playoff for her first major title. Yesterday's rating is up slightly from a 0.6 last year, which saw Inbee Park win by five shots. Saturday's third ro ...

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LSU Tops Baseball Gate 21 Years Running

LSU led all of college baseball in attendance for the '16 regular season, marking the 21st straight year the school has held the No. 1 spot. LSU was the only school to average more than 10,000 fans per game. The SEC led all conferences with 10 schools in the top 25, followed by three ACC schools. Ba ...

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NLL Regular-Season Attendance Up 2%

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