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
6:00
NBC Sports Talk
7:30 Fantasy Draft pre-show
8:00 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft

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

  1. nosferatu says:

    I don’t expect to put this on ahead of Parks and Recreation, though–which is the drawback of having it on Thursday night. It makes me long for the days when Versus had re-airs of games and events like this later in the evening.

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