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ESPN’s Opening Night Ratings Sets All-Time Record

According to Sports Media Watch, the NHL’s return to ESPN has already paid off in the ratings with a record Opening Night audience.

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Capitals-Bruins Series Opener Most Watched Game 1 Since 1995

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Ratings for the start of the 2021 NHL playoffs were revealed on Tuesday, with Game 1 of the Capitals-Bruins series taking home top honors. In fact, it was the most-watched Game 1 in the first round … Continue reading

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Television Ratings For Return Of NHL Are Up, Set Records

The opening of the 2020-21 NHL season has drawn record-breaking viewership both in the United States and in Canada.

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Ratings For 2020 Stanley Cup Clincher Lowest In Three Decades

Perry Nelson / USA TODAY Sports According to Sports Media Watch, Monday night’s Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final  (Lightning vs. Stars) averaged a 1.7 rating and 2.88 million viewers on NBC (2.95M including streaming), making it the highest … Continue reading

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NHL Playoff Ratings See Few Bright Spots In Otherwise Down Year

Even though several games have set high-water marks for recent playoff game viewership, overall ratings for the 2020 NHL postseason are down significantly.

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Ratings For The NHL Return Are Up…A Little Bit

Hockey fans have been enjoying as many as six games a day since the NHL rebooted the 2019-2020 season last week. The wall-to-wall action has been a godsend for fans who have been without hockey since March 11th. The barrage … Continue reading

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2020 NHL Winter Classic Is Least-Watched Winter Classic Yet

Photo: Dallas Star The broadcast appeal of the NHL’s Winter Xlassic continues to plunge. This years event, which featured the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators, was the least-watched in the 12-year history of the event.

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Ratings For ‘Hockey Night In Canada’ Drop Since Don Cherry Was Fired

According to figures from Numeris, Canada’s broadcast measurement firm, Hockey Night in Canada took an immediate hit in the wake of Cherry’s firing and has never recovered.

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

Photo: Bruce Bennett/NHL via Getty Images 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 … Continue reading

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Caps-Pens Still Champs In Ratings; Most Watched Game Of Season

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Anytime you have a prime-time matchup between two teams with a storied past, who have also won the last three Stanley Cups, you have a pretty good recipe for ratings success.  No surprise, Wednesday’s Caps-Pens … Continue reading

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