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via NBC Sports Group press release,
RANGERS-CANADIENS GAME 5 IS MOST-WATCHED NHL GAME EVER IN NEW YORK ON NBC/NBCSN
Although national figures are not yet complete for last night’s game, local figures for New York are available. With a 7.1 HH rating, New York delivered its best NHL rating ever on NBC or NBCSN, which was the No. 1 network in the market during game.
Additional viewership notes:
• Montreal/NY Rangers has averaged 1.577 million viewers across three NBCSN games, up +24% from Montreal/Philadelphia in 2010, the last time an Eastern Conference Final included one Canadian team (also three cable games).
• The combined NBC/NBCSN average (one broadcast, three cable) for this year’s ECF is 1.542 million viewers, up +3% among average viewers (1.496 million) in 2010, the last with a Canadian team. Last year’s ECF, which featured two U.S. teams, (Bos/Pit) averaged 2.939 million viewers.
• The Western Conference Final telecasts (LA/Chi) are averaging 2.031 million viewers, up 12% vs. last year (1.819 million, 2013, LA/Chi).
• Overall, the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs across NBC, NBCSN and CNBC are averaging 1.092 million viewers, up 15% vs. 2013 (947,000).
That's Chris Cuthbert of TSN signing off last night after the LA Kings win.
Yes, it was the last TSN national broadcast for a long time but one thing to mention here.
I am sure Sportsnet was interested in hiring some talent from TSN but as far as I can tell, most of the talent if not all are staying with TSN.
That should tell you a little bit about how the hockey talent feels about working for TSN and I wish them nothing but success moving forward.
Below is the highlight package from the Chicago/Los Angeles game but I started the video near the end where you can hear Chris Cuthbert signing off then James Duffie of TSN pointing out the future.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed numerous topics including the smaller players in the NHL.
from the Toronto Star,
On Coach’s Corner on Sunday night, Cherry showed clips of Gallagher and Chicago’s Patrick Kane (5-foot-9) scrambling in tight quarters before burying the puck in the net.
“I’m going to tell you why there won’t be guys like that in the National Hockey League I would say in five to 10 years and that’s a sad thing for me to say,” Cherry said.
“Watch these little guys . . . see how they twist and turn . . . see how they roll off, see that there . . . and they don’t get hurt?”
Pointing to Arthur’s article, Cherry sadly predicted that players like Gallagher (5-foot-9) or teammate Daniel Briere (also 5-9) won’t be play in the NHL because young players growing up in Canada won’t learn how to get out of a boycheck.
more and watch Coach's Corner below...
Cassie Campbell of HNIC with a feature on Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings.
See how the cast and crew put together each show, including a look inside the control room, how a Coach's Corner segment is produced, and a look inside the broadcast booth.
Scott Oake of Hockey Night in Canada has a three minute sit down with Alain Vigneault.
via NBC Sports Group release,
Yesterday’s Western Conference Final Game 1 between Los Angeles and Chicago (3-6 p.m. ET) delivered a 1.9 overnight rating on NBC, up 90% from the comparable game two years ago (Phoenix-Los Angeles, 1.0). There was no comparable game last year.
Chicago drew a 15.9 HH rating, its second-best Conference Final rating ever on NBC, behind only last year’s primetime game (Los Angeles-Chicago, 19.6, 6/8/13). Los Angeles posted a 2.1 HH rating.
On Saturday afternoon, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens (1-3:45 p.m. ET) drew a 1.2 overnight rating. New York delivered a 3.2 HH rating.
NBC was the No. 1 market during the respective games in Chicago and New York, and No. 2 in Los Angeles.
Viewers consumed 2.87 million minutes of yesterday’s game, the most ever for a Conference Final, up 43% vs. last year’s CF average, and the best for an unauthenticated game this season. Nearly 63,000 uniques streamed the game.
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