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Lakers On-Court Struggles Produce Lowest RSN Ratings In Franchise History

04 / 17 / 14

The audience for Lakers games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet took a “dramatic tumble this season," as the team's 2.15 local rating in L.A. marks what "is believed to be a new low for the franchise,” according to Joe Flint of the L.A. TIMES. The previous low was a 2.71 rating for the '04-...

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05/20/96
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05/17/96
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Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks

05/17/96
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/17/96
PLAYOFF WATCH: NBA AND NHL ENTER FINALS PHASE

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Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media

05/16/96
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Tags: ABC, IMG, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

05/16/96
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Tags: NFL, Oakland Athletics, Media

05/16/96
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Tags: ABC, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., New York Liberty, Media, Time Warner, TNN, Walt Disney

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05/15/96
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Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Comcast-Spectacor, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Utah Jazz

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