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.

MSNBC:
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.”

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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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