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Cleveland Cavaliers Ratings Still Top-10 In NBA

We all know the Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling without LeBron James.  We also know it goes a lot deeper than just LeBron - injuries to Anderson Varejao and Mo Williams have affected the win/loss column this season as well.  While fewer people are watching the Cavaliers on FS Ohio, the Cavaliers are still drawing viewers when compared to other teams in the NBA.

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They have the breakdown over at Sports Business Daily, and while the Cavaliers 53% decrease in viewership is easily the biggest drop in the NBA, the Cavaliers are still drawing a 4.07 - good for seventh-best in the NBA this year.  The Cavaliers' average viewership - 62,000 households per game - is good for 8th in the NBA, not bad for a team with the League's worst record - not to mention a record-breaking losing streak.

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The Cavaliers will be wise, however, to try and get things turned around as soon as possible.  Fans are still looking for a reason to support this team, but we've seen how fickle Cleveland fans can be if they feel a honest attempt at winning is not being made.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.