Red Wings Set Another Ratings Record

May 15, Fox Sports DetroitRED WINGS GAME 7 VICTORY DELIVERS ANOTHER RECORD AUDIENCE FOR FOX SPORTS DETROIT

Decisive Detroit -Anaheim Game Registers 17.5 HH Rating / 29 Share in Metro Detroit

FOX Sports Detroit attracted another record audience for Thursday’s Game 7 of the NHL Western Conference Semifinal series between the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks.

Based on data received from Nielsen Media Research, the 7:00-9:45 PM telecast registered a 17.5 household rating / 29 share in the Detroit metro area, an average of more than 337,000 homes (one rating point equals approximately 19,270 households). The telecast peaked at a 25.7 rating (more than 495,000 homes) during the closing minutes of the Red Wings 4-3 victory, advancing them to the Western Conference Final.

Thursday’s viewership eclipsed the previous FOX Sports Detroit record rating of 17.1 for last Sunday’s Game 5 of the Wings-Ducks series.

FOX Sports Detroit averaged a 12.7 HH rating for eight Red Wings games this postseason, 39% greater than the 9.1 rating for five playoff telecasts in 2008. The network’s four telecasts in the Anaheim series had an average rating of 14.6, including three of the top six rated programs all-time.

TOP 20 RATED GAMES – FOX SPORTS DETROIT

Rank Rating Date Game

1 17.5 05/14/09 NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks (Game 7, 2nd round playoffs)

2 17.1 05/10/09 NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks (Game 5, 2nd round playoffs)

3 14.1 05/03/04 NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 6, 2nd round playoffs)

4 14.0 04/15/04 NHL : Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 5, 1st round playoffs)

5 13.8 04/27/04 NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 3, 2nd round playoffs)

6 13.5 05/12/09 NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Anaheim Ducks (Game 6, 2nd round playoffs)

7 13.4 10/01/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

T-8 13.2 09/20/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

T-8 13.2 04/13/04 NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Nashville Predators (Game 4, 1st round playoffs)

T-10 13.1 08/27/07 MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees

T-10 13.1 04/07/04 NHL : Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 1, 1st round playoffs)

12 12.8 08/15/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

13 12.6 09/17/07 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

14 12.5 08/16/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

15 12.4 08/28/07 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

16 12.3 08/23/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

17 12.0 04/21/09 NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Columbus Blue Jackets (Game 3, 1st round playoffs)

18 11.9 06/30/08 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

T-19 11.8 04/26/05 NBA: Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Game 2, 1st round playoffs)

T-19 11.8 03/16/03 NHL : Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators

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