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Overnight Ratings From Weekend Sports Telecasts On Broadcast Television

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 09 / 17

The chart below lists overnight ratings from weekend sports telecasts ( THE DAILY ). TELECAST DATE NET TIME (ET) ...

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