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Wednesday, February 20, 2013


If you use the Nets as an example, the Isles upcoming move to Brooklyn could have a big impact on television ratings.

Nets ratings on YES are up a ridiculous 262% this season  (in English, this means that they have more than tripled).

Now there are many other factors -- including the NHL lockout and the fact that the Nets are a much better team than they were a year ago -- but this certainly shows that they are getting more attention.  The Nets' 1.1 local rating still ranks in the bottom 5 in the NBA.(although their average audience size ranks just out of the top 5).

Despite the NHL lockout, NBA ratings in some other joint NBA/NHL markets are down significantly, with Boston and Phoenix showing the largest decrease.

More: http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2013/02/18/Media/NBA-RSNs.aspx

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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