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Audience Analysis: Warriors Setting Local TV Records During Season-Opening Win Streak

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 15

CSN Bay Area on Tuesday night drew its best Warriors game rating on record. The Raptors-Warriors game drew an 8.7 local rating in the S.F.-San Jose-Oakland market, passing the previous record of a 7.5 from last April for Warriors-Pelicans Game 2 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Warri...

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