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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Viewership Continues To Rise On NBC Sports Net, NBC
Published April 20, 2012
LOCAL SUPERLATIVES: FS Midwest averaged an 11.0 local rating in St. Louis for the Blues-Sharks Western Conference Quarterfinal Game Three on Monday night, marking the net’s highest-rated Blues telecast ever. The previous high was a 9.9 rating for the Blues-Stars Western Conference Semifinal Game Three in ’01. MSG Network on Monday night earned a 3.5 local rating for Rangers-Senators Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game Three, which is tied with last year’s Capitals-Rangers Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game One as the net’s highest-rated Rangers game since Rangers-Devils Eastern Conference Semifinal Game Three on May 6, 1997.