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NBC Playoff Schedule

From KK Member Steve NJ, the playoff television scheduling on NBC for next weekend,

Saturday April 14
3:00 PM (Regional Coverage)
Rangers vs. Atlanta
OR
Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa

Sunday April 15
1:00 PM
Calgary vs. Detroit

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NHL On NBC, Sunday April 8th

from KK member SteveNJ...

We’ve had some great moments in NBC’s second season.  Who can forget:

-The 7-5 shootout the Stars and Avs had in February
-Martin Havlat’s goal against Columbus
-Yutaka Fukufuji’s debut
-The Rangers-Islanders showdown
-Jonathan Cheechoo’s hat trick
-The Caps-Pens meeting
-4 OT games
-2 shootouts

We’ll be seeing more great moments on NBC throughout the playoffs, as they will be airing games on 10 dates (up from seven last year) and more hockey next season.  So let’s take a look at the peacock network’s final week:

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Watching The Sabres

via the Buffalo News,

NBC has to be impressed by Buffalo’s TV ratings. The Sabres’ win over Pittsburgh Tuesday to clinch the Eastern Conference title had an incredibly strong 12.2 rating here on Versus even though it was competing for separate hours with “American Idol” (16.9) and “Dancing with the Stars” (11.4).
NBC executives have said their network made money on the revenue sharing deal it had with the NHL in 2005-06 and will again this season even though it is only averaging about a 1 rating nationally.

 

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Rating Slump On NBC

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

Two weeks ago, NBC’s Sunday afternoon hockey telecast outdrew ABC’s NBA coverage. Both had 1.0 ratings (number of households tuned in), but NBC produced a larger audience share.
Last week, ABC rebounded to earn a 1.9 rating (Miami-Detroit), while NBC, with two weak regional matchups (Detroit-Columbus and Los Angeles-San Jose) slumped to a .71. That’s the lowest rating for an NHL broadcast in years.

more on HNIC using the web during the playoffs…

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Versus Adds On The Fly

A couple of KK readers discovered tonight that Versus has added “On The Fly” to their schedule.
It is scheduled for 1:00am EDT for every night of the playoffs.

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Charter Reaches Agreement With Versus

from MultiChannel News,

With threats of pulling the networks looming, Charter Communications reached new carriage commitments with Comcast-owned The Golf Channel and Versus.
Sources familiar with the situation indicated that the distribution deals that Golf and Versus (nee OLN) negotiated separately with Charter expired around 15 months ago. And while extensions have kept the services on Charter’s air to date since early 2006, the parties have now evidently ended a stalemate over Charter’s intention to move Golf and Versus to a sports tier from their current basic positioning.

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Thanks to a KK reader for the tip and as I said in the KK Forum today and to numerous people who emailed, me, they have been trying to get it settled. 
Some people tried to make this a lot bigger deal than it was.\

added 9:33pm, More on this from Ray Slover at the Sporting News,

Good news, puckheads: If you watch Versus on cable TV you won’t miss a second of playoff action. And there was much rejoicing.

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NHL On NBC, Sunday April 1st

Thanks to KK Member SteveNJ...

Into the home stretch folks, now that we know the NBC will be our home next season, let’s keep watching this season.
In other NBC news, they will be airing a special 30-minute pre-game show on April 14th, before their initial coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Great news for hockey addicts everywhere.

12:00
NBCSports.com
The NHL On NBC Countdown to Faceoff
Host: Bill Clement
Analysts: Brett Hull and Ray Ferraro

12:30 PM ET
NHL On NBC
Game of the Week
Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
AVAILABLE IN HD
Play By Play: Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire
Reporter: Brett Hull
Will air in 83.8% of the U.S., and in the following NHL markets in the United States: Detroit, Columbus, Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, Minnesota, Colorado, Dallas, Phoenix, Boston, Buffalo, NY Rangers, NY Islanders, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Carolina, Florida, Tampa Bay Washington.

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NHL Numbers Better Than NBA

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

The National Hockey League is widely perceived to be a sport going nowhere in the United States.
Hockey? Hardly worthy of a place at the table with football, baseball and basketball.
But audience results from last Sunday afternoon suggest otherwise.
The NHL telecast on NBC (Boston Bruins-Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers-New York Islanders regionally) drew a larger national audience than ABC’s National Basketball Association telecast (Phoenix Suns-Sacramento Kings).

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Now if some national media types in the US would pick up on this…

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NHL Making Money With NBC Deal

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

The NBC-NHL television deal is a revenue-sharing agreement. No rights fee is involved. But is the league making money from the NBC telecasts?
Bettman suggested revenue has increased this season. “I think it’s at least as good. And with the playoffs not having started yet, it has the potential to be even better.”
Neither side would discuss specific figures, but Bettman noted that profit from TV is distributed equally among the 30 NHL clubs.

more... plus some Versus ratings numbers…

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Do Or Die

The National Hockey League’s theme for this year’s Stanley Cup playoff is “Do or Die.” To promote this theme and the event’s upcoming Conference Quarterfinals, the NHL has created a promo piece featuring some of the league’s greatest players.
Watch and enjoy... (31.0MB)
Watch here for lower bandwidth (4.5MB)

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