The Phillies flushed their season down the drain. The Eagles are the football equivalent of a Jennifer Aniston flick (lots of pity laughs, but mostly just sad). So what do we do? Watch the Flyers… in large numbers.
CSN said in a press release that the Flyers delivered a 5.1 local rating (155,000 households) last night, making it the most watched Flyers regular season game in Comcast SportsNet’s history.
Last night’s Flyers 5-4 victory was #1 in male demos with M18-49 posting a 4.93 HH rating and M25-54 a 5.04 rating.
“Flyers Postgame Live” also posted strong numbers with a 2.5 HH rating (76,000 HHs). The program was also #1 in M18-49 & M25-54 demos delivering 2.73 and 2.55 ratings respectively. “Flyers Pregame Live” delivered a 1.6 HH rating (49,000 HHs) for the first home game of the season.
It’s obvious that between the acquisitions of Bryzgalov and Jagr, and all the offseason news (good or bad), the Flyers’ popularity is continuing to grow.
Now, to put that in some perspective, the Phillies averaged a 9.1 local rating (276,000 households) on CSN this season, according to the Sports Business Journal. And their peak audience on CSN hovers around 500,000 households.
The Eagles… well, just because they stink doesn’t mean we’re not watching: they turned in a 27.5 rating last week on FOX against the 49ers (haven’t seen this Sunday’s numbers anywhere).
Baby steps, Flyers fans. Baby steps.