Flyers/Devils Remains Big, Sets Record in New York

Game 4 between Philadelphia and New Jersey couldn’t quite match the numbers for an overtime Game 3, but the series remained potent with viewers.

The game drew 1.63 million viewers on NBC Sports Network. While that’s down just a little from Game 3 (1.66 million) that still marks the second-highest numbers of the series, and third-highest numbers for the Stanley Cup Playoffs on cable.

In New York, the game drew a 2.37 rating, a record for the Devils in the market. The series has averaged 1.77 million viewers through four games on NBC and NBC Sports Network, and 1.52 million for three games on NBC Sports Network.

Viewership Numbers for Devils/Flyers Eastern Conference Semifinal

Game 1 (4/29/12, NBC): 2.5 million
Game 2 (5/1/12, NBC Sports Network): 1.29 million
Game 3 (5/3/12, NBC Sports Network): 1.66 million
Game 4 (5/6/12, NBC Sports Network): 1.63 million

Top 10 Most-watched Games of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Cable

1. NY Rangers vs. Washington, Game 3 (5/2/12, NBCSN): 1.85 million
2.
Philadelphia vs. New Jersey, Game 3 (5/3/12, NBCSN): 1.66 million
3. Philadelphia vs. New Jersey, Game 4 (5/6/12, NBCSN):
1.63 million
4. Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 2 (4/30/12, NBCSN): 
1.53 million
5. Washington vs. Boston, Game 7 (4/25/12, NBCSN): 1.32 million
6. New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, Game 2 (5/1/12, NBCSN): 1.29 million
7. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5 (4/20/12, NBCSN): 1.07 million
8. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 4 (4/18/12, NBCSN): 1.03 million
9. Ottawa vs. NY Rangers, Game 7 (4/26/12, NBCSN): 984,000
10. New Jersey vs. Florida, Game 7 (4/26/12, NBCSN): 867,000

(Source: TVBytheNumbers)

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2 Responses to Flyers/Devils Remains Big, Sets Record in New York

  1. Kevin says:

    Saw you put on Twitter that it beat ESPN Sunday Night Baseball (on at the same time), a game between the Phillies and Nationals. 1.63 Million and .7 for NHL, 1.52 Million and .5 for MLB.

    It sounds bad when you’re comparing playoffs to regular season, but there was a day when the NHL would never have a chance of beating MLB. Especially if they had 2 teams from the same city (Philadelphia).. No doubt that made the difference in the numbers. That NHL had at least 2 or 3 times as many viewers as the MLB game in Philly. Probably more.

    I hate Flyers fans, but I have to give them credit. They’re definitely showing up to support their team this year. Even more then they did 2 years ago. Absolutely killing it in the ratings in Philly. No doubt in my mind that a Flyers/Rangers ECF would be the most-watched ever. But first the Flyers need to make a little comeback.

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