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"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 73 Isles 4, Pittsburgh 1 Mathew Barzal reached the 20 goal and 75 point marks while Christopher ...

Friday, January 31, 2014

Stadium Series a Ratings Hit

The NHL is reporting this morning that NBCSN did a 3.58 rating in the NY area for the Isles-Rangers game.  IT is the highest-rated NHL regular-season game ever on NBCSN in the NY market.

By comparison, the Yankees rating on YES last season was a 2.63 while the Mets rating on SNY was about a 1.60.

So, Wednesday's game drew a rating approximately 36% greater than last year's Yankee average and a whopping 124% higher than last season's Mets average.

Ratings were even higher for Devils/Rangers on Sunday on NBC, with a 5.1 rating in New York, matching the highest rating in the New York market for any NHL game ever broadcast on NBC (Gm. 1 LA-NJ Stanley Cup Final, 5/30/12).   (Eric note -- I'm a bit surprised that the local ratings for playoff telecasts on NBC in the 70s weren't higher due to the fewer choices; NBC carried three NYR playoff games in 1974 (including Rangers/Flyers game 7) and three NYI playoff games in 1975 (including Isles/Flyers game 6).)

I thought nobody cared about hockey :)

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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