So much for team loyalty.
Ratings for the
According to Nielsen, Lakers games have averaged a 2.15 household rating on Time Warner Cable's SportsNet this season. That translates to 122,000 households and is a 54% drop from the previous season and is believed to be a new low for the franchise. The team's season ends tonight in San Antonio against the
The previous low for Lakers games was a 2.71 rating for the 2004-05 season, when the team was on
Despite the woes of the Lakers, it's still their town. The rival
This season, Clippers games averaged a 1.27 rating, which translates to 72,000 households. Last year, the Clippers averaged a 1.57 rating, or 88,000 households.
Despite the ratings decline, the Clippers still managed to close the ratings gap between the two teams to the closest ever.
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