​NBA’s regional sports network ratings down 15 percent this season

Sports TV’s ratings doldrums are hitting local NBA games hard this season. So far, at least 20 teams are posting lower or flat ratings compared with the same point last season.

As of the first week in February, NBA game ratings on regional sports networks (RSN) were down 15 percent in total, a decrease that mirrors other sports as the popularity of news networks during the pre- and post-election cycle has siphoned viewers away from sports.

But media executives say that, much like local NHL ratings,…

See latest milestone in Bucks' arena construction: Slideshow

Construction of the downtown Milwaukee arena for the Milwaukee Bucks hit a major milestone this past week as work crews put in place the first precast stadia, which will serve as a concrete support structure for the seating area. Check out the attached slideshow of the construction process and overall site put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Kenny Yoo.

The pre-cast concrete blocks eventually will make up rows of seats in the $524 million arena. Officials with Mortenson…