Game 2 of Kings/Coyotes Down From 2011

The Kings easy victory over the Coyotes proved toxic to television viewers on Tuesday.

Game 2 of the Western Conference Final, which featured Los Angeles whitewashing Phoenix to a 2-0 series lead, drew just 835,000 viewers, down 1% from Game 2 of the 2011 Western Conference Final, with Sharks/Canucks drawing 847,000 viewers. It was down a whopping 32% from Game 1, which drew 1.10 million viewers.

Local numbers are unavailable at the moment, but it’s safe to assume that not enough casual fans in LA (the Clippers were playing at the same time) were able to pick up the slack from the likely dwindling number of folks still tuning in from Phoenix.

2012 Western Conference Final on NBC Sports Network

Game 1 (5/13/12): 1.10 million
Game 2 (5/15/12): 835,000

(Source: TV By the Numbers)

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Steve Lepore is the Managing Editor of Puck the Media. His work has been featured in The Hockey News. Feel free to contact him at stevemlepore@gmail.com

4 Responses to Game 2 of Kings/Coyotes Down From 2011

  1. kingrussell says:

    As a LA resident,I’m embarrassed by the lack of viewers in SoCal. I know part of the reason is many people don’t have the channel because you need to buy the most premium package from your cable co. to get it and yes ther’s competition from the Clippers and Lakers not to mention two MLB teams,but this is pathetic.The sad part is,those who are Kings fans are among the most rabid in North America.

  2. kevin says:

    The 9 PM start is going to hurt ratings. Sunday’s 8 pm start had decent numbers but no one in the East is going to watch the entire game if it starts on a week nite at 9 or 10 pm………..

  3. kingrussell says:

    What happened to the local numbers?

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