Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/16/06 at 08:53 AM ET
The league is setting unseen standards for low sports viewership that makes one wonder how far a major sport can fall and still be called major. The NHL's regular season and Stanley Cup playoff ratings have reached such a low ebb that they're now trailing those of the Arena Football League, WNBA, poker tournaments and, gasp, soccer. The three Stanley Cup finals telecasts on NBC have earned Nielsen ratings of 1.6, 2.5 and 3.0, respectively, and while it's nice to see them rising, those numbers are about as low as you'll ever see for a prime-time network telecast. The 1.6 rating for Game 3 of the Edmonton-Carolina series was the second-lowest all-time in NBC prime-time history, and the Game 5 rating was down 9.4 percent from the comparable telecast two seasons ago.read on
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