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Published May 10, 2012
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CANADIAN RATINGS: The GLOBE & MAIL's Bruce Dowbiggin noted the Stanley Cup Playoffs have "racked up good ratings in local U.S. markets with a team in the hunt," but since the Canucks and Senators "lost in Round 1, Canadian hockey fans have found other things to do." For the Western Conference games, TSN "saw respectable audiences over a million for most games when not up against overtime in the Eastern games, which are CBC’s purview this Round." However, those Eastern Conference games "drove TSN’s average audience for Round 2 to 774,000 viewers over nine games." The CBC is "declining to release ratings numbers till the end of Round 2" (GLOBEANDMAIL.com, 5/9). NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman acknowledged the lack of a Canadian team still playing "has impact on our viewership in Canada." Bettman: "Last year when the Vancouver Canucks had a spectacular run to the Stanley Cup Final, the ratings were obviously higher than they are this year" ("Fox Business After The Bell," Fox Business, 5/9).