Rangers and Devils Draw Big Local Numbers For Game 7
April 27, 2012 3 Comments
Both the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils emerged victorious in tense Game 7′s of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series on Thursday, and the MSG people were there to reap the benefits.
The Rangers Game 7 win over the Ottawa Senators drew a 5.4 overnight in the New York market, marking the best rating for a Rangers game on MSG since Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, the last time the Rangers won a championship. The game peaked with an 8.5 in the area at 9:30.
While the Devils are obviously lower on the totem pole in the area, New Jersey’s team also posted stellar numbers for their double overtime Game 7 victory over the Florida Panthers. The game drew a 1.7 overnight in the New York market (which includes parts of Connecticut, NYC and the Devils base in North and Central Jersey). That marks the best rating for a Devils game on MSG Plus since Game 6 of the team’s 2001 Eastern Semifinal against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The game peaked with a 3.4 at 11:30, 45 minutes before Adam Henrique’s game-winner.