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NHL Hypes Regional Ratings

This is a huge press release from the NHL, detailing various business and broadcasting numbers. I will post the full release after the jump. But first, I’m going to highlight some of the regional ratings that are included since much of the other information mentioned is dated and already known –

First Quarter Filled With TV Ratings Highlights

Eleven local Regional Sports Networks experienced double- and triple-digit growth, including:

• Nashville (+200 percent)
• Carolina (+125 percent)
• Florida (+100 percent)
• Tampa Bay (+71 percent)
• Philadelphia (+60 percent)
• Boston (+57 percent)
• Minnesota (+53 percent)
• San Jose (+44 percent)
• Buffalo (+26 percent)
• Edmonton (+21 percent)
• New York Rangers (+14 percent)

There’s some huge bumps in there, but keep in mind that for many of the Southern teams, ratings couldn’t go much lower. In the case of the Predators, their local ratings are rarely published, so we don’t know where they previously ranked on the totem pole. Clearly, Florida is seeing a boost from their strong start but they have a long ways to go when it comes to being respectable ratings wise. It will be interesting to see if Carolina can continue that momentum since they have been struggling on the ice. A quick update. The Carolina and Nashville ratings include the Atlanta market for the first time. This helps explain their jumps a little bit. Either way, its good to see more people tuning in. Thanks to Dirk Hoag at On the Forecheck for the info.

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Southeast Division TV Season in Review

The Atlanta Thrashers may be no more, but I can still review their year when it comes to television broadcasting.  Over the next week or so, I’ll be reviewing each team’s home broadcasts by division.  I had the opportunity to see every team’s broadcast multiple times so I think I have a pretty good feel on each.  These are all just my opinion.  In some cases, better rink side reporting and intermission reports can make a difference too since they make a broadcast more enjoyable.  I’ll be starting with the Southeast Division.

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The Silliness of Grading NHL Drafts

No, I’m not an expert and neither are most people rating a draft that happened a few days ago.

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