Both the New York and Texas Rangers hit ratings highs, with the former hitting a three-year high in average ratings and the latter setting an all-time record. Elsewhere, NBA TV finished the season with a double-digit increase for its ‘Fan Night’ telecasts.
- Ratings Hit Three-Year High For NHL’s Rangers: MSG Network averaged a 0.99 local rating for New York Rangers telecasts during the 2011-12 regular season, up 36% from last year (0.73), and the highest average since 2008-09 (1.05). (Yahoo!)
- MLB Rangers Set Multiple Ratings Records: Monday’s Mariners/Rangers Major League Baseball regular season game drew a 10.7 rating on Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas-Ft. Worth, the highest rating ever for a Rangers telecast on the network. The previous record was 9.3 for Rangers/Yankees in August 2010. Three days earlier, the Rangers’ season opener against the White Sox drew a 6.5 rating, the highest ever for a season opener on FS Southwest. (Fox Sports Southwest)
- NBA TV’s Fan Night Coverage Up Double-Digits: NBA TV averaged a 0.32 U.S. rating and 455,000 viewers for 22 ‘Fan Night’ telecasts, up 23% in ratings and up 13% in viewership from last year (0.26, 401K). The four most-viewed telecasts involved the Heat, led by Spurs/Heat on January 17 (675K). (Turner Sports)