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CBC’s ratings info:
Canadians can’t get enough of this emotional Stanley Cup Final series, and continue to watch CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA in record numbers.
An average audience of 5.3 million Canadians witnessed Vancouver’s 4-0 loss to the Bruins in last night’s Game 4. That’s just shy of the 5.6 million who tuned in to the first two games in Vancouver, and the 5.4 million who watched the 8-1 Boston win in Game 3.
From Toni Fitzgerald at The Sentinel,
Yet the hockey bump could also be part of a greater revival for sports TV ratings in 2008 after years and years of declines.
The Super Bowl drew its biggest audience ever in February. National Basketball Association postseason ratings have boomed one year after its finals also hit an all-time low last June. NASCAR ratings are up this year on Fox.
Even viewership for the WNBA has jumped this year compared to last. Heck, that, along with the hockey spike and the coming cicada invasion this summer, may have people screaming “end of the world” very soon.
I’m no psychologist, or even a sociologist, but I also think this trend tells us a little bit about the country’s psyche. I believe that in uncertain times, which would describe our economy right now, people get a certain comfort from the familiar. And there’s nothing more familiar than vegging out and watching sports, even if it’s not a sport you usually follow.
via Watchdog at Newsday,
For their eight games on FSNY, the Islanders are up spectacularly, from 0.07 percent of area homes last season at this point to 0.32.
The Rangers are up 102 percent on MSG compared to last year.