Is a Caps-Knights Rematch More Appealing Than A Caps-Pens Game? Television Ratings Say Yes


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The Capitals-Knights Stanley Cup Final rematch lifted NHL ratings double-digits on NBCSN. Up double digits from last year’s Capitals-Penguins game. 

According to Sports Media Watch, Wednesday’s Golden Knights-Capitals NHL regular season game, a rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup Final, had a 0.32 rating and 543,000 viewers on NBCSN — up 10% in ratings and 21% in viewership from Penguins-Capitals last year (0.29, 448K).

Is a Stanley Cup rematch more appealing than a Caps-Pens game? Probably to many hockey fans, this is the case. There have been quite a few Caps-Pens games over the years, and Caps-Knights is still fresh in the collective hockey conscious.

That, or people are just losing interest in the Penguins.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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