Every Rating For NBC Playoff Coverage Since 2006

Source: Sports Business Daily via Sports Media Watch

2006

April 22 – NY Rangers vs. New Jersey OR Colorado vs. Dallas, Game 1, Qtrs: 1.1
April 23 – Edmonton vs. Detroit OR San Jose vs. Nashville, Game 2, Western Qtrs: 1.4
April 29 – New Jersey vs. NY Rangers, Game 4 OR Edmonton vs. Detroit, Game 5, Qtrs: 1.0
April 30 – Philadelphia vs. Buffalo OR Colorado vs. Dallas, Game 5, Qtrs: 1.2
May 6 – New Jersey vs. Carolina, Game 1, Eastern Semis: 0.8
May 7 – Colorado vs. Anaheim, Game 2, Western Semis: 1.0
May 13 – Carolina vs. New Jersey, Game 4, Eastern Semis: 0.9
May 20 – Buffalo vs. Carolina, Game 1, Eastern Finals: 1.0 

2007

April 14 – Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa OR NY Rangers vs. Atlanta, Game 2, Eastern Qtrs: 1.0
April 15 – Calgary vs. Detroit, Game 2, Western Qtrs: 1.0
April 21 – Calgary vs. Detroit, Game 5, Western Qtrs: 0.8
April 22 – New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay, Game 6, Eastern Qtrs: 0.7
April 28 – San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 2, Western Semis: 0.8
April 29 – Buffalo vs. NY Rangers, Game 3, Eastern Semis: 1.0
May 5 – San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 5, Western Semis: 1.1
May 6 – Buffalo vs. NY Rangers, Game 6, Eastern Semis: 0.9
May 19 – Ottawa vs. Buffalo, Game 5, Eastern Finals: 0.9
May 20 – Anaheim vs. Detroit, Game 5, Western Finals: 1.4 

2008

April 12 – Nashville vs. Detroit, Game 2, Western Qtrs: 0.8
April 13 – Philadelphia vs. Washington, Game 2, Eastern Qtrs: 0.8
April 19 – Philadelphia vs. Washington, Game 5, Eastern Qtrs: 0.9
April 20 – Detroit vs. Nashville, Game 6, Western Qtrs: 1.0
April 26 – Colorado vs. Detroit, Game 2, Western Semis: 0.7
April 27 – NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, Game 2, Eastern Semis: 1.0
May 4 – NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5, Eastern Semis: 1.3
May 17 – Dallas vs. Detroit, Game 5, Western Finals: 1.1
May 18 – Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5, Eastern Finals: 1.4 

Highest Rated Playoff Game on NBC Since 2006: Three-way tie, 1.4 (5/18/08 – PHI/PIT Game 5 ECF, 5/20/07 – ANA/DET Game 5 WCF, 4/23/06 – Regional Coverage)

Lowest Rated Playoff Game on NBC Since 2006: Two-way tie, 0.7 (4/26/08 – COL/DET Game 2 WCSF, 4/22/07 – NJ/TB Game 6 ECQF)

2009 NHL On NBC Playoff Schedule:

April 18 – NY Rangers vs. Washington, Game 2, Eastern Qtrs, 1:00 PM 
Rating Prediction:
1.1 

April 19 – Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 3, Eastern Qtrs, 3:00 PM
Rating Prediction:
1.2 

April 25 – Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 6, Eastern Qtrs, 3:00 PM*
Rating Prediction:
1.1

April 26 – Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 6, Eastern Qtrs, 2:00 PM**
Rating Prediction:
1.1


May 2 – Conference Semi-Finals, Game 1 or 2, 1:00 PM
May 3 – Conference Semi-Finals, Game 2, 2:00 PM
May 17 – Conference Finals, Game 1 or 2, 3:00 PM
May 24 – Conference Finals, Game 4 or 5, 3:00 PM  

* – If Necessary.  If series has concluded, NBC will air Columbus-Detroit, Game 5 or Anaheim-San Jose, Game 5 instead.

** – If Necessary. If series has concluded, NBC will air New Jersey-Carolina, Game 6 instead.

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One Response to Every Rating For NBC Playoff Coverage Since 2006

  1. Ricky Muncie says:

    “* – If Necessary. If series has concluded, NBC will air Columbus-Detroit, Game 5 or Anaheim-San Jose, Game 5 instead.”

    I’m sure NBC is hoping PIT/PHI goes 6 or at least DET/COL goes 5. Those idiots won’t want a Sharks/Ducks national telecast, and the Sharks don’t want a home start at 12pm pacific.

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