April 19, 2010 Leave a comment
Excitement for the Phoenix Coyotes is sweeping the state of Arizona and their success is resulting in television ratings for the team that haven’t been seen in nearly 11 years.
According to Nielsen Media Research, last Friday’s Game 2 of the Phoenix Coyotes/Detroit Red Wings NHL Playoff series generated a 4.7 rating/8 share on FOX Sports Arizona. That rating is second best all-time for the Coyotes on the network and highest since May 4, 1999. The 4.7 rating means that an average of 84,722 Phoenix households watched the game.
In addition to generating this historic rating, the game was the top-rated program in the Phoenix market for the entire day part. The telecast peaked at a 6.6 rating in 9:30 pm quarter hour (118,971 households).
The last time the Coyotes had a rating higher than this was for Game 7 of their 1999 NHL Playoff Series against the St. Louis Blues. That game did a 6.1 rating, which is the best rating ever for the Coyotes on FOX Sports Arizona.