According to Nielsen, only 52,000 people saw
It's not that the Dodgers have lame fans. The numbers were low because the majority of the market doesn't have access to SportsNet LA, the new team-owned channel that is distributed by
Other distributors, including satellite broadcasters
While Time Warner Cable continues to neogitate with DirecTV and others, there is no progress to report, people close to the talks said.
Frustration among fans, who took to Twitter to vent about the situation, seems primarily directed at the Dodgers for their record 25-year TV deal with Time Warner Cable, which is worth $8.35 billion, according to a valuation by
Before this season, most Dodgers games were on Fox-owned Prime Ticket. The average audience was 226,000 per-game.