Let’s get Flyered up.
The eight-game winning streak means people are watching the local hockey team again:
Last night's Flyers' win over the Hurricanes on NBC Sports Philadelphia delivered a 4.42 HH rating, the team's highest-rated regular season game on the network since 10/2/2013.
Last night's game was the most-streamed regular season Flyers game ever. pic.twitter.com/ML2EDvgDEF
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 6, 2020
10/2/2013 was the season opener seven years ago, when the Flyers lost 3-1 to the Maple Leafs. That was the year that Peter Laviolette only lasted a few games before he was fired and replaced by Craig Berube, and the Flyers went on to finish 42-30-10 with a first round playoff exit to Alain Vigneault’s Rangers.
Funny enough, the Sixers are on pace to pull their best local ratings ever. That was expected, but the Flyers getting hot in the second half of the season is an added boost for NBC Sports Philadelphia, which is really having a fantastic TV and streaming year on the strength of both winter teams drawing interest.