NBC Finishes with 1.34 Million for Pens-Caps
February 1, 2012 1 Comment
Remember that Penguins-Capitals game that may have convinced everyone in the hockey world that Evgeni Malkin was the most ridiculously praise-worthy athlete in the sport at the moment? Well, I know many of you have been asking for final ratings, so here goes nothing.
According to Media Life Magazine, the January 22nd overtime win for the Penguins drew an 0.9 final rating and 1.34 million viewers, finishing eighth for the week among sports broadcasts. As per Sports Media Watch, the game was up 13% in ratings and 11% in viewership from last year’s comparable date, but down 10% and 21% from 2010’s comparable date. The NHL on NBC returns a week from Sunday with Capitals-Rangers.
Viewership for NHL on NBC to Date:
1:00 Detroit vs. Boston – 1.33 million
3:00 NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia – 3.73 million
12:30 Chicago vs. Detroit – 1.39 million
12:30 Washington vs. Pittsburgh – 1.34 million