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Regardless of attitude toward scandals, NFL fans still watching

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

T he NFL’s position as the most popular programming on television continues. Early signs suggest that the domestic violence and child abuse scandals that are rocking the league are not yet affecting the NFL’s appeal among TV viewers. ...

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