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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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Final Ratings: MLB, IndyCar

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Elliott: Move To NBC Not About Money

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Woods' Impact On Masters Ratings

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Announcers For Final Four Teamcasts Revealed

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Weighing Impact Of SportsNet LA Carriage Issues

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Sources: Michael Strahan Joining ABC's "GMA"

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Rockets Critical Of Comcast In Latest Filing

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