NBC Sports Group Presents Five Games in Four Days Starting with Sunday Doubleheader

NEW YORK — Feb. 8, 2012 – The NBC Sports Group will air five NHL games over four days beginning with Sunday’s NHL Game of the Week on NBC when the New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at 12:30 p.m. ET. Later that night, the NBC Sports Network will air exclusive primetime coverage of the Flyers taking on the Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The NBC Sports Network continues coverage on Mon., Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET when the San Jose Sharks face the Washington Capitals and on Tues., Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Anaheim Ducks take on the Minnesota Wild. The week concludes with exclusive coverage of the Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens on Wed., Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will call the action for Sunday’s game on NBC and NBC Sports Network’s Wednesday night game. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will call Sunday’s game in Detroit. Emrick and McGuire will serve as announcers for Monday’s primetime coverage, with Engblom joining John Forslund for Tuesday’s game in Minnesota. Liam McHugh and analyst Mike Milbury will be covering all the intermissions for NBC Sports’ coverage. Additionally, McHugh hosts NHL Live, NBC Sports Network’s pre- and post-game studio show, and is joined by expert analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

NBC Sports Group schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Game Time Network

Sun., Feb. 12 Washington at New York Rangers 12:30 p.m. NBC

Sun., Feb. 12 Philadelphia at Detroit 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

Mon., Feb. 13 San Jose at Washington 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

Tues., Feb. 14 Anaheim at Minnesota 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

Wed., Feb. 15 Boston at Montreal 7:30 p.m. NBCSN


Yale-Harvard Gives NBC Top College Hockey Numbers

College Hockey on NBC Sports Network drew it’s best numbers on record with two historic programs and one historic rivalry.

Yale-Harvard on Friday, January 27th drew 82,000 viewers. Still a small number, but the best available on record for the network’s college hockey coverage to date, which began on December 31. The previous high on record was 74,000 for Michigan-Notre Dame the week before. The game grew in big numbers from it’s lead-in, CNBC Sports Biz: Game On!, which drew just 18,000 viewers. NHL Overtime, which followed the game and was live from Ottawa at the NHL All-Star Game, drew 42,000 viewers.

College Hockey on NBC Sports Network Available Ratings

January 6 – Dartmouth vs. RPI, 38,000 viewers
January 20 –
Michigan vs. Notre Dame, 74,000 viewers
January 27 –
Yale vs. Harvard, 82,000 viewers

(Source: The Voice of TV