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02-12-2013, 02:24 PM
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Azkals posted this on the Pens board from a Trib article last week.

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The Penguins-Capitals game registered a 12.0 Nielsen rating for Root Sports. Each of the Penguins' 11 regular-season games has registered a double-digit rating. A rating point is equal to about 12,000 households. Penguins games are being watched by an average of about 357,600 people this season based on Nielsen research.
Nothing surprising there, I just loved seeing that average number...which means there are more people in the Pittsburgh area watching Penguins games than people that actually live in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh city proper covers a small footprint, which helps drive the population number down - only ~307k people actually live in Pittsburgh, compared to ~1.225m in Allegheny County and ~2.4m in the metro. For example Nashville covers almost 10x as much land as Pittsburgh does, as the city covers the entirety of Davidson County. Most cities cover about 2-3 times as much land as Pittsburgh does...though Buffalo is actually smaller).

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