Blues Setting Records on FS Midwest
April 26, 2012 Leave a comment
Television viewership for St. Louis Blues hockey reached an all-time high on FOX Sports Midwest during the 2011-12 regular season and Western Conference Quarterfinals. See below for Blues ratings facts and figures.
Regular season games on FOX Sports Midwest averaged a 3.5 household rating in 2011-12 in the St. Louis DMA, up 14 percent from the previous high of 3.1 set last season.
Four of the five highest-rated regular season Blues games on FOX Sports Midwest happened this season.
The March 13 game at Chicago was the highest-rated regular season game in FOX Sports Midwest’s 17 seasons of Blues broadcasts.
Blues local market TV ratings ranked fifth among U.S.-based NHL teams.
Blues Live pregame ratings rose 4 percent and postgame increased 42 percent.
Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Blues five-game series vs. San Jose averaged a 9.7 rating on FOX Sports Midwest.
The Blues Game 3 win at San Jose was the highest-rated Blues telecast ever on FOX Sports Midwest, generating an 11.0 rating.
Saturday’s Game 5 generated a 9.8. The Blues Live postgame show followed with an impressive 4.9 from 9:15-10 p.m.
On Saturday (April 21/Game 5) FOX Sports Midwest’s prime time average of 9.0 was higher than the combined prime time averages of KMOV, KSDK and KTVI (combined 8.4).