January 20, 2009 Leave a comment
According to Sports Business Daily (Subscription Req.) The NHL On NBC’s regular “Game of the Week” timeslot debut was even with last year’s. The Rangers/Penguins game scored a 1.1/3 overnight, #2 in non-football programming that week (behind college hoops on ABC).
The matching game from last year, Rangers/Bruins on 1/18/08, also drew a 1.1. This likely means the final rating will drop below a 1.0. While it isn’t great considering the triumphant Winter Classic numbers, it’s a good sign that the NHL is staying on pace with it’s last NBC season. With Penguins/Red Wings, the previous highest-rated game of the regular season (before the Witner Classic), coming up on Feb. 8 with little competition, the NBC Game of the Week is bound to improve.