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01-24-2013, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Nicky Santoro View Post
yeah, you're right. i wasn't thinking. also, they were getting that number in the playoffs last yr and it was on NBC.. this game was not on nbc and was on a cable channel and it's reg season. so i will predict 2.2. but how come teams like BUF, PIT can get 20.0 plus and even CHI and STL get close to 7.0 on cable, yet NYR can't get more than a 4 on a playoff game on NBC. i know the rangers have a big following.
New York isn't that much of a hockey market, compared to those other places.

Don't get me wrong, the Rangers have a very sizable fanbase. But the NYC market is HUGE and the Ranger fans are a small proportion of it overall. I live here. There's a lot of other sports and teams, and hockey is pretty low on the totem pole. But that's OK - you don't have to be #1 to be successful in NYC. Even if only 1% care about something, that's still a heck of a lot of people.

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