Nielsen: Networks Air Over 43,000 Hours of Sports in 2009

According to a new report from Nielsen, networks aired more than 43,700 hours of sporting events in the U.S. last year and advertisers spent an estimated $7.6 billion on sports programming.

Not surprisingly, the report also states that more and more people are turning to the Internet for sports coverage as 81 million Americans visited sports websites in 2009.

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