Blazers-Lakers Game Earns 2.82 Local Rating On TWC's New RSN
Early ratings are in for Time Warner Cable SportsNet's first Lakers game. Last night's game against the Trail Blazers pulled a 2.82 local rating and averaged 89,000 homes for the channel, which launched Oct. 1. Last year, Lakers games on FS West averaged a 4.7 rating. Of course, last night's game was not seen in DirecTV, Dish Network or Cox homes, which accounts for about 44% of the L.A. market. Sources said DirecTV still is having talks with TWC about carrying the channel. A source with knowledge of the talks described the discussions as positive.