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NHL Playoff Viewership Down Slightly For First Round, But Cable TV Broadcasts Up

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 03 / 16

Viewership for the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs across NBC, NBCSN, USA and CNBC was down a bit compared to the opening round last year. The four nets combined to average 696,000 viewers for 45 games, down 2% compared to 712,000 viewers for 46 games last year. But while overall first-r...

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