Thursday, May 29, 2008

Suck It David Stern (Only Applicable to Detroit Readers)

From the AP:

PITTSBURGH (AP)—The Pittsburgh Penguins’ first victory over the Detroit Red Wings on NBC drew the best overnight rating for a third game of the Stanley Cup finals in six years.

Pittsburgh’s 3-2 win on Wednesday night earned a 2.8 national rating and an 18.2 rating in Detroit, beating out the 15.9 rating for the Pistons’ matchup with the Boston Celtics.

Game 5 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals drew a 5.3 national rating.

OK, so the NBA did better during Games One and Two if I remember correctly, and also stomped out the NHL nationally but it's time to take notice. The NHL is slowly but surely becoming a serious player again. Very slowly. Very. Slowly. OK... Barely. But hell, I'll take any victory we can get. *Waves pom pom*


  1. In comparing the local ratings, I'm sure the Wings advantage was even higher since many in the Detroit area watch the CBC coverage (the station in Windsor, right across the river, is included in basic cable and can be picked up via antenna well into southeast Michigan).

  2. *Waves pom pom*

    Just so you know, I orginally read that as "waves porn." Just so you know.

  3. Loser- that might be a better marketing strategy then what is currently employed by NHL, Inc.

  4. Oh oh...

    It looks like you're going to cheer for the lightning next year.

    According to TSN, Melrose could be back behind the bench next year, in Tampa.