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Penguins again rock local-market TV ratings

04 / 14 / 14

For the fifth consecutive time, the Pittsburgh Penguins led the way among NHL clubs for local-market TV ratings for the league’s regular season. The ranking is based on an analysis of ratings information for clubs that make their Nielsen data available. The NHL’s regular sea...

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03/07/11
The Comcast-Spectacor story

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03/07/11
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03/07/11
MMOD goes free on mobile

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03/07/11
ThePostGame.com finds audience quickly

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03/07/11
YES, Nets take dispute to arbitration

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03/07/11
ESPN to cover itself with blog

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02/28/11
Conference USA TV deal scrutinized

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