Coyotes Have Best Ratings in Phoenix Since Boucher’s Record

According to Nielsen Media Research, last Saturday’s Phoenix Coyotes/Edmonton Oilers telecast generated the highest rating for a Coyotes game on FOX Sports Arizona since the 2003-04 season.

The April 3 telecast recorded a 1.34 rating/3 share, the best figure for the team on its television partner since a 1.68 rating/3 share against Minnesota on Jan, 9, 2004. That game featured Brian Boucher setting an NHL record with his fifth consecutive shutout.

The 1.34 rating on Saturday means that approximately 24,154 households in the Phoenix market were tuned into the sold-out game at Arena that was played in front of 17,143 fans. The game had a 1.86 peak rating (33,528 homes).

The NHL Playoff bound Phoenix Coyotes play on FOX Sports Arizona twice this week as they close out the regular season on Saturday. Wednesday’s game versus Nashville will be a tape delay telecast at 11 pm and Thursday’s game at Los Angeles can be seen live at 7:30 p.m.

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