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SBD/April 23, 2014/Media
Ron MacLean Apologizes After French Referee Comments Cause Social Media Firestorm
Published April 23, 2014
RATINGS NOTES: In St. Louis, Samantha Liss noted Blues-Blackhawks Western Conference quarterfinals Game 3 on Monday was the "highest-rated Blues game ever" on FS Midwest with an 11.9 local rating. That "tops the previous high" of 11.0 rating for Blues-Sharks Western Conference quarterfinals Game 3 in '12 (BIZJOURNALS.com, 4/22)....In Columbus, Aaron Portzline notes Blue Jackets-Penguins Eastern Conference quarterfinals Game 3 on Monday was the "most-watched Blue Jackets game" ever on FS Ohio, drawing an 8.27 local rating. The previous best was Red Wings-Blue Jackets Western Conference quarterfinals Game 1 in '09, which was the "first postseason game in franchise history" (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 4/23). Also in Columbus, Shawn Mitchell noted the Blue Jackets-Penguins Game 2 broadcast on FS Ohio drew a 4.69 local rating, while Game 1 drew a 4.55 rating (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 4/22)....In Dallas, Barry Horn noted the Stars-Ducks Western Conference quarterfinals Game 3 on KTXA-Ind. drew a 2.1 local rating. The game began at 8:30pm CT, "30 minutes before first pitch" of the Rangers-A's game. That MLB matchup drew a 3.0 local rating on FS Southwest (DALLASNEWS.com, 4/22).
NEW BEGINNINGS: Panthers G Roberto Luongo and former NHL coach Claude Noel are joining NHL on TSN's first-round coverage of the '14 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Noel will appear on April 25-26, and Luongo on April 27-28 (TSN). The CBC, in partnership with its media sponsor Budweiser, throughout the playoffs is posting on its official @hockeynight Twitter account sponsored clips using SnappyTV, featuring video from each CBC game broadcast including highlight reel-worthy goals and overtime winners. This partnership is a first for "HNIC" and Budweiser and furthers the CBC's multi-platform approach to connecting with audiences across the county (CBC).