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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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Tags: ABC, Dallas Cowboys, NBC, Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney

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Tags: ABC, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, IndyCar, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

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THE LATEST ONLINE MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE -- MCI & MICROSOFT

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Tags: ATT, Microsoft, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

01/29/96
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