Penguins Lead, Panthers Trail NHL Local Ratings Race

Via John Ourand of Sports Business Daily:

Top 5 Local Ratings for US Teams, 2011-12
  1. Pittsburgh (ROOT Sports PIT): 7.9
  2. Buffalo (MSG): 6.6
  3. Boston (NESN): 4.7
  4. St. Louis (FS Midwest): 3.5
  5. Detroit (FS Detroit): 3.5
Bottom 5 Local Ratings for US Teams
  1. Los Angeles (FS West): 0.4
  2. New Jersey (MSG Plus): 0.3
  3. Anaheim (Prime Ticket): 0.3
  4. NY Islanders (MSG Plus): 0.3
  5. Florida (FS Florida): 0.2


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4 Responses to Penguins Lead, Panthers Trail NHL Local Ratings Race

  1. Jason says:

    Do you have the full list? (Translation: how much did St. Louis beat Chicago by? 🙂 )

  2. kevin says:

    New Jersey….no surprise

  3. Jeff says:

    TV ratings can be a bit misleading…Buffalo is the smallest market among U.S based teams and Pittsburgh is also one of the smallest. If a team does a 6.6 like Buffalo does, how many people are watching? Now go to a larger market like Detroit or Boston where the rating number may not have been as high but there is a good chance that more people are probably watching.

  4. dyhrdmet says:

    that NJ rating is a bit surprising to me. i know they’re going to be low rated sitting behind the Rangers, but i wonder if there were less viewers this year without Doc Emrick on the majority of the telecasts (having left for NBC full time). in the back of my mind, i also wonder if the Devils would do better ratings-wise if they weren’t on a network owned by a competetor (MSG owns the Rangers, the MSG arena, MSG Network, and MSG Plus, and with it, TV rights to the Rangers, Devils, and Islanders in the same market).

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