I'm not buying that report at all, neither shoudl you or anyone, it's a faulty system.
Then what should we base it on? I'm sure most people know the ratings system is flawed, but it's currently the best system out there regarding these things. So if we throw out the data, what are we left with? nothing.
PTM breaks down the regions that will watch which "early" game (of three) on NBC Sunday (Hockey Day Across America), by NHL city (and some non-NHL cities).
I'm somewhat perturbed by the marketing for these games. Radio spots only mention the home team. There's a little clip of the opponent team shown playing the home team in the video spot, but the emphasis is on the location/home team. If it wasn't for looking at the schedule, I might have no idea who the opponents were for day. Definitely not showing the geographic scope of the American teams participating in these games.
The early window, in which most of the country saw Sharks/Red Wings (others saw Penguins/Sabres or Blues/Blackhawks) drew a 1.4/3 overnight rating, the second best overnight for indoor hockey coverage on NBC since the network regained the NHL contract in 2006. This despite being in the dreaded early slot and competing with ABC’s coverage of the NBA, which featured Jeremy Lin’s debut network television appearance.
pretty surprising. I wonder what the local ratings are.
Same here, I really want to know what the Bay Area drew for Sharks/Wings on NBC.
2011: Outcoached by Vigneault. 2012: Outcoached all season and postseason by Hitch.
2013: Outcoached by most coaches in the NHL. Who's left? 12 year olds on Xbox Live? SACK T-MAC NOW
SF Bay area 1.5 (compare that to record 2.2 set for game on cable; game was at 0930am )
St Louis 7.0
Minn/StPaul 3.9Sunday's early game.
This continues to confirm the ascending the Blues are under going here locally.
The Blues started here 45 years ago.
That is Four Generations of hockey fans.
The kids and teens of the late 60s are now in their 50s and 60s. Their kids in the mid-late 70s and early 80s are now in their 40s-50s.
their kids in the late 80s early 90s are now in their late 20s to mid 30s.
The kids of the late 90s-early 2000s success are now in there late teens or early to early mid 20s.
It is all coming together for a new ERA in STL and the ratings are reflecting the size of the fan base.
I think the playoffs wont have one game under a 10.0 locally.
If we reach a game 7 1st round or the 2nd or 3rd rounds. We will pass 20.0
Our highest rated games ever are two game 7's VS the WINGS.
one got a 22.1 and the other like a 25.1
They were 1996 and 1991, 1996 was 2nd round, 1991 was 1st.
The regional coverage (12:30-3:14 p.m. ET) — consisting of San Jose at Detroit, Pittsburgh at Buffalo, and St. Louis at Chicago — generated a 1.3 rating/3 share, up 30 percent compared to last year’s regional coverage (1.0/3), and tied with Jan. 14, 2006 (three-game regional on NBC) as the best rating for NHL regular-season game coverage in eight years, excluding Winter Classics (Jan. 10, 2004; 1.4 rating; three-game regional on ABC).
The regional coverage averaged 1.94 million viewers, the most since 1.96 million for regional coverage on NBC on Jan. 14, 2006. It was also up 26 percent compared to last year’s Hockey Day regional coverage (1.54 million).
I know Hockey Day in America is supposed to be a specialized event but this just highlights for me that there should be regional coverage on NBC as opposed to the singular game of the week. FOX certainly had that right when it owned NHL's rights. What's to stop NBC?
The March 13 Blues game at Chicago was the highest-rated regular season Blues game ever on FOX Sports Midwest. The shootout loss, which snapped a five-game winning streak, earned a 6.3 household rating in the St. Louis DMA according to The Nielsen Company.
Viewership peaked from 10 to 10:15 p.m. at a 7.84, which translates to nearly 99,000 St. Louis households tuning in at that time. The game was the highest-rated program in St. Louis from 10 to 10:30.