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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Offseason Acquisitions Leading To Record Ratings For Padres Games On FS San Diego

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 15

Thanks to the addition of high-priced additions such as P James Shields, RF Matt Kemp and LF Justin Upton, the Padres are posting record-high TV ratings in San Diego. FS San Diego is seeing a 66% year-over-year ratings jump. The net has logged the five highest-rated Padres games this season. The hig...

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Tags: Media, San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, FSN

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