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Snider Talks Ratings

from the Philadelphia Inquirer,
"When we first started on ESPN2, we had low ratings, too," said Snider, who is chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a subsidiary of Comcast, which owns OLN. "Plus, OLN is now in six million more homes [from last year at this time], and I think much of that has to do with the NHL, and I think it will continue to expand. I'm very happy with OLN and NBC." "It obviously hurts not to have Canada's ratings mentioned, but it also hurts when you don't have a team like the Rangers, Flyers or Red Wings in the final," Snider said. "The ratings would be much higher. But it's hard for hockey to get great national ratings. We depend tremendously on local ratings."
read on Also, the Philadelphia Inquirer mentions the Flyers will increase ticket prices,
"It's an inflationary move," Luukko said of the ticket hike. "It's to keep pace... more or less a cost-of-living increase." This price hike, which Luukko said equated to a 5 percent increase across the board - except for family-section seats - at Flyers games and a "relatively little" increase for 76ers tickets, comes with fringe benefits for fans, Luukko said.
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