<<New York, NY (March 12, 2013) - Halfway through the shortened 2013 NHL season, MSG Networks' ratings for New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders telecasts continue to top their 2011-12 season final averages.
Through 21 games on MSG Networks (MSG and MSG+), Rangers telecasts have averaged a 1.80 household rating, up 82% compared to the 2011-12 season final average (0.99 HH). In the key demographic of Adults 25 to 54, Rangers telecasts are up 141% (1.40 vs. 0.58 A25-54) compared to last season's final average.
Through 24 games, Devils telecasts have averaged a 0.55 household rating, up 67% compared to the 2011-12 season final average (0.33 HH). Among Adults 25 to 54, Devils telecasts have increased 89% (0.36 vs. 0.19 A25-54) versus the 2011-12 season final average.
Also through 24 games, Islanders telecasts have averaged a 0.47 household rating, up 124% compared to last season's final average (0.21 HH). Among Adults 25 to 54, Islanders ratings have increased 278% (0.34 vs. 0.09 A25-54) compared to last season's final mark.
MSG Networks' coverage of the NHL continues tonight when the Rangers visit the Buffalo Sabres at 7:00 p.m. The Islanders face the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on MSG and the Devils take on the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night at 7:00 p.m. on MSG+.