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04-03-2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by MartysBetterThanYou View Post
Scott Lepore wrote an article about NHL ratings last week that mentioned that the Devils have the biggest jump in ratings compared to last year (a 205% increase) and are averaging a .55 in the NYC market (this seems low, but keep in mind NJ only makes up about 1/4 of the TV households in the market). I am not sure how many actual viewers this amounts to but I believe it puts NJ firmly in the middle of the pack in the NHL. A marked improvement over the bottom-feeder it used to be. This is coupled with NJ finally selling out almost all of its games, showing a genuine uptick in interest since the cup run last year.
It also helps that there new arena is an urban area and not in the middle of a swamp.

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