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05-13-2010, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by mnwildgophers View Post
As an aside, the NBA playoffs are generating way higher ratings than the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Why do we think that this is? Because ESPN is available to more people? People find hockey less interesting? I'm not sure why, but the ratings for Vs. have been horrible when considering how great these playoffs had been.
Two reasons:
1. NBA games get a higher ratings than NHL games as a whole. Part of it has to do with popularity and part of it has to do with the fact that the vast majority of their fanbase is in one country while hockey is split across two. But I'd go mostly with popularity.

2. Actually the ratings on VS have been higher than ever.

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