****. I was hoping we'd get the late start time, I'm going to miss everything but the end of the third period.
Sorry, but I'll be at the game and much prefer the earlier start time. I get out of work at 4:30 and would hate to have to wait 4 hours for the game. And then there would be no way I'd make the 10:45 train out of Secaucus unless I leave early. The next train after that is 12:55. So yeah, I'm happy it's at 7. Getting home at 1:30 and then having to get up at 6 would suck. And that's assuming there's no overtime. There are no trains after 12:55, not until 9:05.
The Rangers Game 7 win over the Ottawa Senators drew a 5.4 overnight in the New York market, marking the best rating for a Rangers game on MSG since Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, the last time the Rangers won a championship. The game peaked with an 8.5 in the area at 9:30.
984,000 viewers tuned into Game 7 between
the Rangers and Senators, the fourth-most
watched game of the first round on cable. It
was also, obviously, the most-watched game of
the series on any network. It was up 6% from
the comparable game last year, Game 7 of
Afterward, NBCSN stuck around for long-term
bonus coverage of Devils-Panthers which, due
to it’s length, we’re going to count as a full
game on my lists. 867,000 viewers tuned in a
little past midnight for the Game 7 OT thriller.
(Source: NBC Sports)
The first triple-overtime game of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs drew big numbers on NBC Sports Network.
Game 3 between the Rangers and Capitals drew 1.85 million viewers last night on NBCSN, easily topping Game 2 of the series as the most watched game of the playoffs on cable. According to my numbers, Game 3 is the second most-watched non-Final game ever on NBCSN/VERSUS/OLN, save for Bruins/Lightning Game 7 last year. It beats out all other games from last year’s playoffs, and last year’s second round. This would make it the second most-watched non-Stanley Cup game since the lockout on cable.
Locally, the game scored record ratings in New York, where it drew a 3.99, highest for any NHL game ever on NBC Sports Network, VERSUS or OLN in the market. It was also up 93% from VERSUS’ exclusive broadcasts of the Rangers/Penguins series in 2008, the last time New York made it to the semifinals. In Washington DC, the game drew a 6.8, up 6% over the exclusive broadcasts from last year’s Lightning/Capitals semifinal series.