Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sports: Hockey Heaven rates high

Once again in this Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Buffalo market has shown itself a force to be reckoned with for TV ratings.The rating are in for games 1 and 2 of the finals, and here's the top markets:

Game 1:
1) Buffalo, NY  7.8
2) New York, NY 5.1
T-3) Los Angeles, CA 4.2
T-3) Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN
T-5) Oklahoma City 3.5
T-5) Pittsburgh, PA 3.5

Game 2:
1) Buffalo, NY 6.8 rating
2) Los Angeles, CA 5.5
3) New York, NY  4.1
4) Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN  3.6
5) Pittsburgh, PA  3.4

Buffalo topped both cities that are playing in the finals, plus other hockey hotbeds like Pittsburgh and Minneapolis. This is very impressive, and a sign that Buffalo, as a top 100 market in the US, has some considerable pull for NBC (are you paying attention, NHL Draft/Winter Classic deciders?).

-Bob Z

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