Flyers vs. The TV Competition
April 20, 2011 1 Comment
From Frank Seravali of the Philadelphia Daily News:
No Philly sports team had a monopoly on Monday, with Joe Blanton battling the Brewers, the Flyers facing off against the Sabres in Buffalo and the Sixers getting shellacked in South Beach, all simultaneously.
So fans, glued to your couch, what did you watch?
Turns out, Philly is still a baseball town – even in April, even with the Stanley Cup and NBA playoffs in full bloom.
More than 653,000 households tuned in to watch the games. The Phillies won the ratings war with a 12.9 rating (392,000 households) on Channel 17; the Flyers collected a 5.6 rating (170,000 households) on Comcast SportsNet, and the Sixers netted a 3.0 rating (91,000 households) on the Comcast Network and TNT.
Saturday, the Sixers slightly edged the Flyers with their afternoon game in Miami on Channel 6, with a 7.0 rating, compared to the Flyers’ 6.6 on Comcast SportsNet.