Friday, May 28, 2010

Predicting a Ratings Bonanza for Cup Finals

Taking its TV ratings from 2% to 4% will give the NHL a 100% improvement. So look out big time sports. That is something to write home about. Just maybe this Philly vs. Chicago finals will out draw poker in the ratings.

Finals may be ratings ‘home run for the NHL’ -- “This one of the most intriguing matchups we’ve had in a long time,” ESPN analyst Barry Melrose said. “Two major markets, two great hockey markets that haven’t won in a while and a ton of great background stories. It’s going to be great. The ratings are going to be awesome.”


Overall, TV viewership is the highest it has been in eight years.

“It’s a home run for the NHL,” Melrose said. “Philadelphia and Chicago. It’s old-time hockey, the Original Six and the original 12. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

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