24/7 is Almost Here

HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has

captured 14 Sports Emmy® Awards, will again join forces with the National

Hockey League® to take viewers inside one of the NHL’s great rivalries –

the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers. 24/7 FLYERS/RANGERS:

ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC will follow the two clubs simultaneously,

chronicling their highs and lows each week. The build-up and excitement

surrounding the rivalry reaches its apex when they meet in the fifth

edition of the NHL’s annual outdoor game – 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter

Classic on Jan. 2 at Citizens Bank Park™ in Philadelphia.

 

Episode #1

 

Debut: Wednesday, Dec. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

 

Other HBO playdates:

Dec. 14 (11:00 p.m.)

Dec. 15 (5:45 p.m., midnight)

Dec. 16 (11:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m.)

Dec. 17 (10:00 a.m., 10:45 p.m.)

Dec. 18 (10:00 a.m.)

Dec. 19 (6:30 p.m., 2:55 a.m.)

Dec. 31 (10:00 a.m.)

Jan. 1 (9:00 a.m.)

Jan. 2 (6:45 a.m. and 1:55 a.m.)

 

HBO2 playdates:

Dec. 18 (11:00 p.m.)

Dec. 20 (8:00 p.m.)

Jan. 2 (8:00 a.m.)

 

HBO On Demand availability begins: Dec. 19

 

Head coaches Peter Laviolette of the Flyers and John Tortorella of

the Rangers, along with a host of key players, are in the spotlight as the

two clubs battle through their busy December schedules.

 

Episodes two and three of 24/7 FLYERS/RANGERS: ROAD TO THE NHL

WINTER CLASSIC debut on subsequent Wednesdays – Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 – at

10:00 p.m., with an immediate encore play at 11:00 p.m. The series finale

debuts Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10:00 p.m. (with an encore at 11:00 p.m.) three

days after the Classic, with cameras tracking all the drama and excitement

surrounding the Flyers and Rangers on game day. All four episodes will

have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on

HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

 

The executive producer of 24/7 FLYERS/RANGERS: ROAD TO THE NHL

WINTER CLASSIC is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon;

coordinating producers, Scott Boggins and Bentley Weiner; co-producer,

Abtin Motia; writer, Aaron Cohen; narrator, Liev Schreiber.

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Some NHL Ratings Book-keeping, Canada Edition

December 29
Nashville vs. Calgary (TSN) – 365,000 viewers
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers (TSN2) – 350,000

December 30
Boston vs. Toronto (TSN) – 1.27 million
Minnesota vs. Edmonton (TSN) – 561,000

December 2
Montreal vs. Los Angeles (CBC) – 674,000
Toronto vs. Boston (CBC) – 2.09 million
Calgary vs. Edmonton (CBC) – 1.14 million

(Source: Canadian Sports Media Blog

Some NHL Ratings Book-keeping, US Edition

Monday, November 14
6:00
NBC Sports Talk – 21,000 viewers
6:30
NHL Live – 24,000 viewers
7:00
Buffalo vs. Montreal – 323,000 viewers (Up 58% from STL/COL, 11/15/10)
9:52
NHL Live – 103,000 viewers (Up 18% from 11/15/10 Hockey Central)
10:09 NHL Overtime 28,000 viewers (Down 10% from 11/15/10 NHL Overtime)

Tuesday, November 15
6:00
NBC Sports Talk – 42,000 viewers
7:00 NHL Live – 102,000 viewers
7:30 Colorado vs. Pittsburgh – 392,000 viewers (Up 29% from PHI/MTL, 11/16/10)
10:14 NHL Live – 145,000 viewers (Down 12% from 11/16/10 Hockey Central)
10:32 NHL Overtime 63,000 viewers (Up 7% from 11/16/10)

VERSUS Numbers Through October 30th

October 6
7:00 
Boston vs. Philadelphia – 874,000
10:00 
Pittsburgh vs. Vancouver – 342,000

October 7
1:00 
NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles – 101,000

October 8
1:00 
NY Rangers vs. Anaheim – 124,000

October 10
7:00 
Tampa Bay vs. Washington – 162,000

October 11
7:30 
Florida vs. Pittsburgh – 216,000

October 12
7:30 
Boston vs. Carolina – 312,000

October 17
7:30 
Colorado vs. Toronto – 218,000

October 18
7:30 
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota – 286,000

October 25
7:30 
Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo – 338,000

October 31
7:00 
San Jose vs. NY Rangers – 169,000

November 1
7:30 
Anaheim vs. Washington – 258,000

November 2
7:30 
Philadelphia vs. Buffalo – 558,000

November 14
7:00
Buffalo vs. Montreal – 323,000

November 15
7:30
Colorado vs. Pittsburgh – 392,000

November 21
7:30
NY Islanders vs. Pittsburgh – 198,000

November 22
7:30
Los Angeles vs. St. Louis – 245,000 

(Source: Son of the Bronx