The Kings-Ducks Stadium Series game on Saturday night produced a 2.38 rating in Los Angeles, making it the highest rated NBCSN-broadcast regular season game ever in the Los Angeles market. NBCSN was the top-ranked cable network and the second-ranked network overall within the 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. time period.
The top five markets to watch the Los Angeles Stadium Series game:
1) Los Angeles – 2.38 rating
2) Buffalo – 1.62
3) Phoenix – 1.09
4) Chicago – 0.73
5) Pittsburgh – 0.66
The highest rated hockey game in the history of the Los Angeles market was Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, which drew a 13.6 household rating and a 25 share. One out of every four televisions on in the market was tuned in to Game 6 on June 11, 2012.
Sunday’s New York Rangers-New Jersey Devils game from Yankee Stadium averaged 2.079 million viewers and drew a 5.1 rating in New York. The 5.1 rating matched Game 1 of the Los Angeles-New Jersey Stanley Cup Final on May 30, 2012 as the highest rating in the New York market for any NHL game ever broadcast on NBC.
The top five markets for the Rangers-Devils Stadium Series game:
1) New York – 5.1 rating
2) Buffalo – 4.5
3) Boston – 2.9
4) Detroit – 2.3
5) Providence – 2.3
In other broadcasting news, Bob Miller, Jim Fox and Patrick O’Neal won awards at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters luncheon earlier today.
— Bob Miller, who last year won the award for TV Play-By-Play for the ninth time, received the organization’s SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
— Jim Fox, who recently had won three consecutive TV Analyst awards and was not ineligible in that category last year, today won the TV ANALYST award again.
— Patrick O’Neal won the TV PRE/ POST GAME award for Kings Live.
KNBC broadcaster Fred Roggin became the 29th inductee into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame.