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Wednesday's Flyers-Penguins game sets ratings record for NBC Sports Network

By Ken Schott
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday's wild NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins netted NBC Sports Network a 0.55 household rating, making it the highest-rated NHL regular-season game in the history of NBCSN.

The game was part of NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalries" package.

An average of 901,000 viewers tuned into the Flyers' 6-5 win, making it the second-most watched game in NBCSN history. It peaked with 1.2 million viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. Only the Boston Bruins-New York Rangers game attracted more viewers with an average 956,000. However, the game had a lower rating (0.53) than the Flyers-Penguins.

Overall, "Wednesday Night Rivalry" games are averaging 783,000 viewers, up 83 percent vs. Wednesday night exclusive games last year (427,000).

 

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