BREAKING: NBC Climbs Back Up to 1.0 for Red Wings/Flyers

NBC Sports told Puck the Media that the NBC broadcast of the Detroit-Philadelphia game this Sunday drew a 1.0 overnight rating.  This is up 9% from last year’s Minnesota-Detroit telecast, which drew an 0.9 on the comparable date in 2009.  The NHL On NBC is averaging a 1.2 overnight rating so far this season, and a 1.0 if you don’t count the Winter Classic.  The NHL On NBC concludes its’ regular season this Sunday at Noon with Boston-Washington.

NHL on NBC Overnights for 2009-10 Season

Jan. 1, Philadelphia vs. Boston*: 2.6
Jan. 17, Chicago vs. Detroit: 0.8
Jan. 24, Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia: 1.3
Jan. 31, Detroit vs. Pittsburgh: 1.2
Feb. 7, Pittsburgh vs. Washington:
Mar. 7, Detroit vs. Chicago:
Mar. 14, Washington vs. Chicago:
Mar. 21, NY Rangers vs. Boston: 0.7
Apr. 4, Detroit vs. Philadelphia: 1.0 

* – Winter Classic, Fenway Park

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One Response to BREAKING: NBC Climbs Back Up to 1.0 for Red Wings/Flyers

  1. kevin says:

    If you throw out the Jan 17 and the Mar 24 games which went up against the NFL playoffs and NCAA basketball opening weekend the ratings aren’t that bad for a 12:30 time slot. Even the NBA wasn’t going head to head with the NFL or NCAA basketball on those weekends. They know how to protect their ratings. Since the NHL doesn’t really have a TV contract with NBC they probably don’t really care. They just like being on national TV.

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