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Monday, May 11, 2009

Red Wings rating romp

Sorry about the headline. I'm into alliteration this week.

Sunday's Game 5 set the FSN all-time mark for viewership. The press release ...

Detroit-Anaheim Game Achieves 17.1 Household Rating / 35 Share in Metro Detroit

FOX Sports Detroit attracted an all-time record audience for Sunday’s Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Semifinal series between the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks.
Based on data received from Nielsen Media Research, the 5:00-7:45 PM telecast registered a 17.1 household rating / 35 share in the Detroit metro area, an average of nearly 330,000 homes (one rating point equals approximately 19,270 households). The telecast peaked at a 22.1 rating (nearly 426,000 homes) during the closing minutes of the Red Wings 4-1 victory, giving them a three games to two lead in the best-of-seven series.
Sunday’s viewership eclipsed the previous FOX Sports Detroit record rating of 14.1 on May 3, 2004 for Game 6 of the Red Wings second round playoff series against Calgary.
FOX Sports Detroit is averaging a 11.8 HH rating for six Red Wings games this postseason, 30% greater than the 9.1 rating for five playoff telecasts in 2008.
The Red Wings rating capped a weekend during which FOX Sports Detroit averaged a healthy 6.8 HH rating for the Detroit Tigers three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, including an 8.1 mark on Saturday night.
FOX Sports Detroit is scheduled to carry the remaining games in the Red Wings-Ducks series, including Game 6 Tuesday at 10:00 PM Eastern. Game 7, if necessary, is Thursday (time TBD).

Rank Rating Date Game
1 17.1 05/10/09 NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks (Game 5, 2nd round playoffs)
2 14.1 05/03/04 NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 6, 2nd round playoffs)
3 14.0 04/15/04 NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 5, 1st round playoffs)
4 13.8 04/27/04 NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 3, 2nd round playoffs)
5 13.4 10/01/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
T-6 13.2 09/20/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox
T-6 13.2 04/13/04 NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Nashville Predators (Game 4, 1st round playoffs)
T-8 13.1 08/27/07 MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees
T-8 13.1 04/07/04 NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 1, 1st round playoffs)
10 12.8 08/15/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox
11 12.6 09/17/07 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians
12 12.5 08/16/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox
13 12.4 08/28/07 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals
14 12.3 08/23/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox
15 12.0 04/21/09 NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Columbus Blue Jackets (Game 3, 1st round playoffs)
16 11.9 06/30/08 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins
T-17 11.8 04/26/05 NBA: Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Game 2, 1st round playoffs)
T-17 11.8 03/16/03 NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators
19 11.6 08/16/07 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees
T-20 11.5 04/23/09 NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Columbus Blue Jackets (Game 4, 1st round playoffs)
T-20 11.5 07/24/06 MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians


Blogger Chris Moore said...

That is a HUGE difference from the previous top - 3 rating points more.

May 12, 2009 at 11:15 AM 
Anonymous Hannibal said...

Does the game not being on Vs or NBC have a lot to do with this? Game 5 against Anaheim had to be the most un-widely broadcast game in at least a decade.

May 12, 2009 at 2:17 PM 
Anonymous Matt said...

And Pittsburgh says that they had the highest ratings ever for a regional sports network at 277,800...

May 12, 2009 at 10:09 PM 

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