Rangers-Flyers Finale Did Fantastic Locally. So… You Live With That, NBC
April 14, 2010 4 Comments
Two links here today. First from SNY’s Rangers blog:
According to Neil Best of Newsday, the ratings for Sunday’s regular season ending loss for the Rangers in Philadelphia was watched by 2.72% of area homes.
Best says that the number peaked at 4.48% during the overtime and shootout that determined the Rangers season.
That’s extremely good. It’s close to 300,000 households watching on average, and more than 400,000 watching the OT and shootout.
Meanwhile, this info comes from CSN Philadelphia:
Yesterday’s game, pitting the Flyers against the Rangers for a playoff spot, delivered a 3.6 rating (107,000 Households) making it the most-watched regular season Flyers game on Comcast SportsNet since the Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabres on October 22, 2002. That game delivered a 3.7 rating. The Flyers-Rangers game peaked at a 5.9 rating (176,000 HHs) at 5:30 p.m. Fans also tuned in after the game, with Flyers Postgame Live delivering a 2.2 rating (65,000 HHs).
So, there’s around 400,000 people watching the game, and close to 600,000 just with local markets. I’m not often an advocate of Rangers-Flyers games getting national play, but NBC blundered here.