Found September 13, 2012 on Sports Media Watch:
ESPN2 suffered a modest drop in ratings and viewership for U.S. Open coverage. In other news, the White Sox hit a three-year ratings high, while the Astros hit a probable record low. U.S. Open Down on ESPN2: Coverage of the U.S. Open (eighteen telecasts) averaged a 0.52 U.S. rating and 705,000 viewers on ESPN2, down 9% in ratings and 12% in viewership from fifteen telecasts last year (0.57, 803K). (ESPN) Three-Year High For White Sox: Comcast SportsNet Chicago drew a [...]
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