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Winter Classic Ratings Rebound For Blackhawks-Bruins at Notre Dame

Photo: NHL This year’s NHL Winter Classic held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, drew a 1.94 overnight rating for NBC, making it the highest rated Winter Classic since 2014, which drew a 2.5 rating, the … Continue reading

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Television Ratings For Capitals-Blue Jackets Are Tops In NHL

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images According to Sports Media Watch, the Capitals-Blue Jackets first-round series has accounted for the two largest audiences of the playoffs on cable this season.

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NHL All-Star Game Holds Up Well Despite Airing Opposite NFL Pro Bowl

Photo: @Cpitals The 2018 NHL All-Star game was a relative success this year as far as television ratings are concerned, despite the fact the game aired directly opposite of the highest rated NFL Pro Bowl in four years. 

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NHL Winter Classic Television Ratings and Viewership Continue to Plunge, Reaches New All-Time Low

Graphic: NHL This year’s NHL Winter Classic ranked as the lowest rated and least-watched Winter Classic ever (10 telecasts). Ratings and viewership have declined to all-time lows for the past four straight games.

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Study: Median Age of Hockey Television Viewers Increases Sharply

Photo: Montreal Gazzette A recent study conducted by Street & Smiths Sports Business Journal found that the age of hockey television viewers has increased significantly over the past 15 years. In fact, according to the study, all but one sport … Continue reading

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Penguins – Senators Television Ratings Are Down

After a strong start to the series, television ratings for the Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators have steadily plunged, according to SportsMediaWatch.

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National Television Ratings For Capitals-Maple Leafs

Each game of the Toronto-Washington series accounts for five of the seven largest postseason audiences on cable this year. All that despite the fact that Canadian markets do not count toward U.S. television ratings. 

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Television Ratings Continue to Struggle for Stadium Series Games

Photo: NHL This year’s NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers bounced back from a pair of extremely poor performances last year, but still showed extremely poor ratings for NBC. 

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NHL All-Star game sees huge boost in viewership

According to Sports Media Watch, the NHL All-Star Game had a 1.3 final rating and 2.3 million viewers on NBC Sunday afternoon, up 44% in ratings and 42% in viewership from last year. 

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