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Sabres lead way in NHL local ratings, but some strong markets see declines

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 24 / 17

NHL teams' RSN ratings Highest rating Team Network 2016-17 avg. household rating (change from 2015-16) Buffalo Sabres MSG 6.22 (-5%) Pittsburgh Penguins Root Sports 5.95 (+1%) ...

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