Red Wings Game 7 Draws Huge Ratings

According to our pal George Malik at Snapshots:

RED WINGS GAME 7 VICTORY OVER COYOTES
IS THIRD MOST-WATCHED GAME FOR FOX SPORTS DETROIT

Series-Decider Achieves 16.7 Household Rating in Metro Detroit

FOX Sports Detroit attracted its third largest viewing audience all-time for Tuesday’s Game 7 of the NHL Western Conference Quarterfinal series between the Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes.

Based on data received from Nielsen Media Research, the 9:00-11:45 PM telecast registered a 16.7 household rating in the Detroit metro area, an average of 315,663 homes tuned in over the course of the telecast (one rating point equals approximately 18,902 households).  The telecast peaked at a 20.3 rating (383,710 households) from 10:45-11:15 as the Red Wings were on their way to a 6-1 victory to capture the best-of-seven series four games to three.

Tuesday’s viewership ranks No. 3 on the network’s all-time ratings list, trailing a pair of Red Wings games from last year’s second round playoff series against Anaheim (17.5 for Game 7 on May 14, 2009 and 17.1 for Game 5 on May 1, 2009).

FOX Sports Detroit is averaging an 11.5 HH rating for five Red Wings games this postseason, 9% greater than the 10.7 rating for the first five playoff telecasts in 2009.

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       16.7         04/27/10      NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Phoenix Coyotes (Game 7, 1st round playoffs)

4       15.6         09/30/09      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins (Tigers reduce magic number to 2)

5       14.1         05/03/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 6, 2nd round playoffs)

6       14.0         04/15/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 5, 1st round playoffs)

7       13.8         04/27/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 3, 2nd round playoffs)

8       13.6         09/29/09      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins (Game 2 of day/night doubleheader)

T-9      13.5         05/12/09      NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Anaheim Ducks (Game 6, 2nd round playoffs)

T-9      13.5         03/31/08      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals (simulcast with WJBK FOX 2)

11       13.4         10/01/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals (final game of 2006 regular season)

T-12     13.2         09/20/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

T-12     13.2         04/13/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Nashville Predators (Game 4, 1st round playoffs)

T-14     13.1         08/27/07      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees

T-14     13.1         04/07/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 1, 1st round playoffs)

16       12.8         08/15/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

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

18       12.5         08/16/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

19       12.4         08/28/07      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

20       12.3         08/23/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

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