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John Lombardo

Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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NBA regular season sees ratings drop

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 24 / 17

Stung by early competition from the presidential election, the NBA’s local TV ratings never recovered from a slow start, falling 14 percent during the 2016-17 regular season. Twenty teams saw their RSN ratings drop from last year, with 15 seeing double-digit declines. SportsBusine...

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