How the NHL Matches Up Locally to Other Sports, Market-by-Market
April 21, 2010 2 Comments
Paulsen at Sports Media Watch really kills with this post. Read all of it here. Here’s the featured part:
In 20 markets where at least two of the leagues were represented, Major League Baseball teams averaged the highest rating 16 times. NBA and NHL teams were the highest rated in two markets each (NBA: Los Angeles and Cleveland, NHL: Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.).
Isolating the NBA and NHL, hockey teams topped their basketball counterparts in five markets: Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Detroit and Minneapolis. The NBA topped the NHL in nine markets: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, the Bay Area, Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Denver and Miami.