Game 3 Draws a 10-Year Ratings High

Kyle Scott - April 16, 2012

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You like fights. 

Yesterday’s Flyers-Penguins Game 3 achieved a 10-year high rating for a non-Stanley Cup Finals game. The 2.3 overnight rating was the highest since the Red Wings and Avalanche drew a 2.4 during a playoff game in 2002. It was also the most-watched playoff telecast since NBC regained NHL rights in 2006, and a 77% increase over a comparable telecast last year.

This isn’t surprising. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are two of the best American hockey markets. Plus you add in the star power of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, their binkies, a popular Flyers team featured in 24/7, Dan Bylsma's glasses, and a lot of fights… and you have yourself a ratings winner.

Just to shed some light on local interest– our site has crushed our all-time high for daily visits, beating the day the Phillies signed Cliff Lee… and it’s not even 3 p.m.

via Puck The Media and Sports Business Daily


  • Crossing Broad Troll April 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Congrats on the daily visits. Seriously.

  • Katie April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Ditto. Congrats on the daily visits total. I know you guys are being quoted/cited a lot across the internet, beyond the normal twitter and facebook. Won’t name site in particular, otherwise I’ll get yelled at to go back to the kitchen and I can barely boil water ; ) but nice work.

  • Shanny April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    #pulledacrosby. Gold

  • Chirp April 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Congrats Kyle…
    @shanny…beyond Gold…I cant stop laughing.

  • Muscles April 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    where is my sandwich katie?

  • Shanny April 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I was gonna bang my wife on her period but I #PulledaCrosby and let my co-worker do it……hahaha

  • Stanley Ipkiss April 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    If you’re a female over the age of 21, and you don’t know how to “boil water” aka cook, it’s not cute. You best get a pair of man-made milk wagons or else your chances of securing a male long-term that doesn’t verbally abuse you on a daily basis are slim at best.

  • Katie April 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    @Muscles depends, how do you feel about moldy bread?
    @Stanley, Yes! Still 21 so I’ve still got time!

  • J.T. April 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Let me be another to throw in my congrats, Kyle. Good stuff.
    I was telling my buddy Saturday while tailgating for the Phils game that I think the Eagles have definitely lost their grip on this city. I think it’s a baseball town first, but hockey is quickly, quickly sneaking up as well.
    And before anyone says anything about the Eagles, just know they’ve been in the playoffs and supposedly had just as good a chance as the Flyers have now… and they are (at best) number 3 on daily page views on here.
    Blah blah blog blah blah… the numbers don’t lie.

  • bobHALO April 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Congrats Kyle… Keep up the great work and fuck the hataz

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