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NBC Sports Network Sees Jump In NHL Viewership As It Increases Game Broadcasts
Published January 27, 2012
LOCAL SECTION: Sabres’ games on MSG lead all NHL RSN ratings, as the team is averaging a 7.8 local rating. That figure is just above a 7.6 rating for Penguins games on Root Sports Pittsburgh. Rounding out the top five RSNs are the Bruins on NESN (5.3), Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet Chicago (3.2) and the Flyers on CSN Philadelphia (3.2). The Bruins are seeing the biggest jump among NHL teams, with ratings up 90%. The Sharks rank second, with ratings up 82% on CSN California.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: The Maple Leafs are averaging 764,000 viewers for games on Sportsnet Ontario, tops among all clubs with games airing on Rogers Sportsnet RSNs. That figure is up 18% season-to-date. Canucks games on Sportsnet Pacific are averaging 455,000 viewers, up 7%. The Oilers (Sportsnet West) and Senators (Sportsnet East) are also seeing gains, up 2% and 10%, respectively. The only club seeing a drop are the Flames, down 4% on Sportsnet West.