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Ratings watch: TNT's NASCAR Sprint Cup telecast tops the local ratings

Four World Cup of Softball telecasts average 1.3 rating
by Mel Bracht Published: July 16, 2013
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TNT's NASCAR Sprint Cup telecast topped the local sports TV ratings with a 2.8. Ratings for the Home Run Derby were down 15 percent here from last year, but up 6 percent nationally with a 5.0 overnight rating. The four World Cup of Softball prime-time telecasts, all involving Team USA, averaged 1.3 on ESPN and ESPN2.

Sports events July 9-15

1. Lenox Industrial Tools 301, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Sunday, TNT, 3.5.

2. Home Run Derby, Monday, ESPN, 2.8.

3. F.W. Webb 200, NASCAR Nationwide, Saturday, KOCO-5, 2.4.

4. U.S. Senior Open, golf, Sunday, KFOR-4, 1.8.

5. John Deere Classic fourth round, PGA Tour, Sunday, KWTV-9, 1.5.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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