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"Season on the Brink" scores on ESPN

Updated: April 7, 2003, 9:29 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- "A Season on the Brink," a film about basketball coach Bob Knight, produced large ratings for ESPN -- mostly R-rated.

Shown on ESPN and ESPN2 following the 2002 NCAA Tournament selection show, the networks' first original film earned a combined overnight rating of 3.7 for 53 markets. The rating for the full version replete with profanity on ESPN was 3.2; for the PG-rated version with curses bleeped out on ESPN2, it was 0.5.

ESPN's primetime average rating is 1.0. Last summer's ...

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