Breaking News: Alex/Sid Showdown Draws 1.1 on NBC
February 23, 2009 7 Comments
According to Sports Business Journal (reg. required), NBC’s telecast of the Penguins/Capitals game on Sunday drew a 1.1/3 overnight rating. It ties Rangers/Penguins (1/18/08) and Red Wings/Penguins (2/8/08) for the highest indoor rating NBC’s drawn this season. The only comparable game from last year is the March 2nd Rangers/Flyers broadcast, which also drew a 1.1 rating.
The only competition for the game in it’s timeslot was Villanova/Syracuse college hoops on CBS, which scored a rare victory (this season, at least) over hockey with a 1.6/4.
NBC is averaging a 1.4 overnight rating so far this season, definitely up from last season. The NHL on NBC returns on Sunday, March 8th with their telecast of Bruins-Rangers at 12:30 PM ET.