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02-14-2013, 06:07 PM
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Rangers TV Ratings up 187% from last year

Wow. So much for the lockout damaging hockey. Ticket prices and TV ratings skyrocketing.

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Through 11 games on MSG or MSG+, Rangers telecasts have averaged a 1.95 Nielsen household rating, up 187% compared to the first 11 games of the 2011-12 regular season (0.68 HH) and up 97% compared to the 2011-12 season final average (0.99 HH).

In the key demographic of Adults 25 to 54, MSG Networks’ Rangers telecasts have averaged a 1.52 rating, up 280% compared to the first 11 games of the 2011-12 season (0.40 A25-54) and up 162% versus last season’s final average (0.58 A25-54).
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With the deep playoff run, the acquisition of Nash, and people craving more hockey with the lockout... I'm not really surprised that viewing went up though tripling the viewing is insane

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Oh. The bandwagon fans are back? Weird.

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Those numbers are extremely impressive but it is important to note that those first 11 games did include a Friday afternoon game in Europe and a lot of late start times with the opening road trip. Not exactly ideal for ratings. Regardless, that's a massive jump over the final average.

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Wow. So much for the lockout damaging hockey. Ticket prices and TV ratings skyrocketing.

Lockouts are great for the owners. They pay half the salary, but a similar number of people wind up buying merchandise and even tickets. Most people go to games based on how much they can afford to do it. If you wanted to go 6 times this year, you will mostly likely still go the 6 times. Same for merchandise.

I was actually thinking a couple days ago of posting a poll here to see who stuck to their promise to boycott hockey and/or hockey merchandise purchases. I bet it was almost nobody.

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Of course the rangers got higher ratings this season.

They were #1 in the conference last season and made it to the ECF.

That impacts ratings a LOT. Nobody wants to watch losers play.

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I asked on the BoH, so I might as well ask it here as well. How many viewers are that on average?

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I asked on the BoH, so I might as well ask it here as well. How many viewers are that on average?
1.95 average Nielsen rating and 7,384,340 households in the NYC DMA.

So, about 143,994.

Source on # of households http://www.tvb.org/media/file/TVB_Ma...DMA_Ranks2.pdf


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Lockouts are great for the owners. They pay half the salary, but a similar number of people wind up buying merchandise and even tickets. Most people go to games based on how much they can afford to do it. If you wanted to go 6 times this year, you will mostly likely still go the 6 times. Same for merchandise.

I was actually thinking a couple days ago of posting a poll here to see who stuck to their promise to boycott hockey and/or hockey merchandise purchases. I bet it was almost nobody.
For a team like the Rangers, it is good because they do not have to pay rent. Teams that have to pay rent were much more impacted.

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Thats great numbers no doubt. But everything football sans one game was not in the 11 first weeks of this hockey season, may explain some of it?

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For a team like the Rangers, it is good because they do not have to pay rent. Teams that have to pay rent were much more impacted.
It doesn't quite work that way.

Rangers still have the carry cost of the arena. Whereas other teams have to pay rent, if they don't own the building there's no depreciation on their income statement.

Just because you're not paying rent doesn't mean you're not losing money by having your building empty.

Granted, MSG makes up more of the lost income by renting out the arena for other events, whereas less famous arenas can't fill in the gaps.

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Sucks because the Rangers are about 187% worse than they were last season.

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Sucks because the Rangers are about 187% worse than they were last season.
I lol'd IRL.

Well played, well played.

Wouldn't it have been more constructive to compare these numbers to last season's January numbers?

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Yet most bars that my friends go to won't put hockey on if the knicks or Lakers are playing.

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I lol'd IRL.

Well played, well played.

Wouldn't it have been more constructive to compare these numbers to last season's January numbers?
They probably did, but the #s were probably higher with this comparison.

Anytime you deal with stats, they're going to be skewed to benefit whatever point they're trying to push.

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"really!? I have to see how bad they really are!"

It's called rubber necking, everyone wants to see a car accident.

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