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Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by TANK, Oct 18, 2010.
Very impressive ratings for a Sunday Night VERSUS NHL game with NO American teams playing
Tweet From John Ourand of SBJ-
Feb 21- -Was/PIT (681K viewers)
Feb22 NJ-DAL (233K)
Feb23 NJ-PIT (210K).
I think this will help VS hockey telecasts-
Tweet from John Ourand-
NHL ratings on Versus last week: CHI-MON on Mon (474K viewers), BUF-NYR on Tue (295K) and PIT-TOR on Wed (176K).
From Son of the Bronx
Now that VS and NBC are both Comcast owned,here are the NBC ratings-
Nothing there to start a bidding war for these telecast rights
It would be interesting to know the amount of viewers based on the respective times zones. Seeing that only 1 west coast team (San Jose) was represented; i would expect the 95% of the audience was Eastern or Central time zones. Yes i know Detroit/ Chicago are in the Central division of the Western Conference.
Not a very big increase for play off games
Comcast/NBC pay $200 million ,10 yr deal for NHL tv rights.
Great to see good ratings for telecasts featuring a Canadian team. I was getting tired of hearing all the BS about how US ratings would disappear if a Canadian team was in the telecast. Hockey fans want to see the best games - no matter where the team resides from.
If hockey games were more like last night's Bruins/Canadiens Game 5, ratings would NOT be a problem.
I haven't watched a lot of hockey over the past few years on TV but HAVE enjoyed going to the games near here in Manchester NH for our local AHL team.
What I saw last night was *unbelievable* amounts of energy. Goaltending that made a game that was 0-0 in the 3rd *exciting* (I'm usually down on 0-0 games, especially in soccer).
I know you can't keep that kind of energy up all year but *damn* that was fun to watch!
+1. Plus having a good announcer helps too.
+1 as well, Sunday's games were great to watch. Two overtime games and the Pred's beating the Ducks and moving on. Good goalie questions in Philly (Boucher) and Vancouver, though the 'Nucks have no choice but to go with Loungo.
Cracking a million with one of the teams from Canada is excellant news for VS and the NHL.