Forbes reviews regional MLB viewership; 16 teams are seen more than the Dodgers.

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SportsNet LA saw a ratings bump in the first half of the 2016 season, but still lags behind most other big-market teams. (Photo courtesy of SportsNet LA)

Forbes.com posted an article Thursday examining the local prime time ratings for all 30 Major League Baseball teams. FanGraphs did too, and did a better job presenting the data.

Compared to the rest of the league, the Dodgers are relatively invisible in their own market.

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As hope for full coverage dies, SportsNet LA ratings go up.

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Boosted by the addition of new Charter subscribers, SportsNet LA saw a ratings bump in the first half of the 2016 season. (Photo courtesy of SportsNet LA)

A funny thing happened when MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred met with the media this week prior to the All-Star Game: no one asked him about the Dodgers’ television situation.

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Game 13: Joc Pederson’s redemption gives the Dodgers a series win.

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Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal celebrate Pederson’s two-run home run that gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead Sunday. (Associated Press photo)

Joc Pederson followed his poor game Saturday with a great one Sunday, giving the Dodgers a series win and putting his off-season hitting work into sharp focus. The box score is here.

Kenley Jansen had a great week, and is living in the moment rather than focusing on his impending free agency..

Sunday’s game was the first this season that wasn’t blacked out to non-TWC/Charter subscribers in Southern California. The Dodgers’ TV deal might create a lost generation of young fans, writes David Montero.

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Several Dodger players among those responding to SportsNet LA news.

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SportsNet LA has been unavailable to most of the Southern California market for its entire three-year existence. (Photo courtesy of SportsNet LA)

One day after Time Warner Cable announced it would reduce the rate it was charging AT&T/DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, several people with a vested interest in the saga surrounding the Dodgers’ television channel voiced their opinion.

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Time Warner Cable spokesperson: SportsNet LA now 30 percent cheaper for AT&T, DirecTV.

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully smiles as he makes his way to the stage during the Dodgers’ fourth annual FanFest in January. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)


Most Dodger fans might be able to watch Vin Scully’s final season on their home televisions this year after all.

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