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01-31-2012, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by beenhereandthere View Post
Rethink the last sentence. While the Canucks may have had a lot to do with this...the US TV Market that had the highest ratings outside of New England for the SC finals last year? Seattle.
not according to this...

Seattle was the 21st ranked non-NHL market, behind such hockey hotbeds as Jacksonville, Orlando, and (grrrr) Oklahoma City.

However, many people (including myself) here in the Seattle area may have watched the CBC broadcast, which was carried by local cable. I am not sure if they were able to measure the combined audience between NBC and CBC in the Seattle area. There was definitely higher than usual coverage by the local tv for the Stanley Cup Finals, owing to the proximity to Vancouver.

Also of note, the ratings in Seattle were higher than two of their chief "rivals" to get a franchise, Kansas City and Houston.

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