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Overnight Ratings: Fox Up For First MLB Telecast Of '16; NASCAR All-Star Down

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 16

FS1 on Saturday night saw a sharp drop for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. The event, which featured a new format , drew a 1.7 overnight, down 19% from a 2.1 rating in both '15 and '14. FULL NELSON : CBS yesterday drew a 2.5 overnight for the final round of the PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson,...

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