2019 NHL All-Star Game Posts Third-Highest Rating Since 2004

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The 2019 NHL All-Star Game was clearly a hit in San Jose, with fans, coaches, players, and everyone involved having fun during one of the busiest weekends in the NHL, with the Metropolitan Division ultimately capturing $1 million in prize money and some bragging rights over their fellow players. However, the ratings for the game on television also proved to be a hit with many, as the ratings on NBC in the United States show.

Per NBC Sports, the 2019 All-Star game posted a 1.29 overnight rating, the third-highest for an All-Star Game since 2004 (a good 15 years ago), and was also the best non-Stanley Cup Playoff primetime overnight rating since 2014.

Per NBC Sports, Buffalo topped the list of the Top 5 markets in terms of viewership for the game, with a 5.9 rating, with Pittsburgh (4.7), St. Louis (3.0), Minneapolis-St. Paul (3.0), and Las Vegas (2.7) rounding out the rest of the top five markets.

In comparison, last year’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles posted a 1.2 rating, and the 2017 edition posted a rating of 1.3, an indication the NHL is not only successfully promoting its All-Star festivities, but that fans are taking more of an interest the last few seasons.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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2 Responses to 2019 NHL All-Star Game Posts Third-Highest Rating Since 2004

  1. J says:

    Hockey has been on the rise in the US for awhile now the last generation basically carried by OV Greatness&Charisma, and secondary a Great America Superstar&Alltimer like Patrick Kane in the spotlight winning 3 SCs, mvp etc over last decade. But now the US talent has caught up to Canafa&the world every team almost you can find a US Superstar to identify with.. Johnny Hockey for the Flames, Mathews for Leafs, Eichel Sabres, Kane blkhawks, Carlson&Oshie Caps, Seth Jones and Werenski Cbus,

    Like

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