All-Star Fantasy Draft Moves to Thursday, Remains on NBCSN, TSN

After a solid start un terms of both buzz and actual ratings – the inaugural event drew 1.5 million viewers in Canada, 624,000 in the states – the NHL’s All-Star Fantasy Draft is making the move to the more TV friendly night of Thursday, and picking up a bit in television coverage.

This year’s NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft – held, like the rest of the event, in Ottawa – will air on Thursday, January 26th at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and TSN. Additionally, both networks will air a half-hour pre-show to the event, and will air the draft through until 9:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will lead-in to the show with a special, 90-minute edition of NBC Sports Talk.

Last year’s event, with a pre-show that aired on TSN and NHL Network, aired on a Friday.

NBCSN Schedule for Thursday, January 26
NBC Sports Talk
7:30 Fantasy Draft pre-show
8:00 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft