How the NHL Matches Up Locally to Other Sports, Market-by-Market

Paulsen at Sports Media Watch really kills with this post.  Read all of it here.  Here’s the featured part:

In 20 markets where at least two of the leagues were represented, Major League Baseball teams averaged the highest rating 16 times. NBA and NHL teams were the highest rated in two markets each (NBA: Los Angeles and Cleveland, NHL: Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.).

Isolating the NBA and NHL, hockey teams topped their basketball counterparts in five markets: Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Detroit and Minneapolis. The NBA topped the NHL in nine markets: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, the Bay Area, Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Denver and Miami.

2 Responses to How the NHL Matches Up Locally to Other Sports, Market-by-Market

  1. Josh says:

    But what about the Raptors, Blue Jays and Leafs in Toronto? Who wins there?

    LOLOLOL

  2. Jason says:

    Isn’t the New York market being so split in terms of NBA/NHL a bit misleading. On paper, the Knicks beat the NHL, but Rangers + Devils + Islanders > Knicks + Nets and the Devils had far higher ratings than the Nets if you compared New Jersey teams to each other.

    Still somewhat impressed that the Ducks nearly beat the Clippers.

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