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05-21-2012, 07:45 PM
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They've been doing that research for years, yet they show absolutely no interest in actually banning it; that suggests fighting isn't having loads of negative impact on viewership. Also, if people are watching to see who wins the game I doubt they're going to turn the whole thing off because of a fight.
Let's look at these articles:
This year, the NHL pulled in the highest first round ratings its EVER had...despite the higher than normal level of violence, brawls, suspendable incidents, etc.
So...more violence than normal, best ratings ever. That sorta shoots your argument in the foot.
Do you understand what you're reading? It was the most watched because EVERY game was on TV. It wasn't the "best ratings ever" either. The article from The Daily says ONE game registered the highest overnight rating in 10 years. Last time I checked, the NHL had ratings that went back more than 10 years.
The SB Nation article stated "Those are the highest numbers for hockey on cable since 2001." That doesn't say "best ratings ever" either. Being a google commando is good and the links provide some facts to consider. When summarizing them it your post, try to truthfully state what they actually say, rather than what you want them to say.
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