The New York and Texas Rangers continue to attract large local television ratings, with the former reaching a fifteen-year high on MSG and the latter hitting a near-record on Fox Sports Southwest. In other news, NBA regular season viewership rose double-digits on NBA TV.
- NHL Rangers Hit Fifteen-Year High on MSG: Game 6 of the Senators/Rangers Stanley Cup playoff series drew a 4.27 rating on MSG Network in the New York market, the highest for a Rangers telecast on the network since Devils/Rangers Game 3 in 1997 (5.01). The first six games of the series averaged a 3.52 rating on MSG. (themadisonsquaregardencompany.com)
- MLB Rangers Earn Second-Highest Rating Ever on FS Southwest: Tuesday’s Yankees/Rangers Major League Baseball regular season game drew a 10.0 rating on Fox Sports Southwest in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market, the second-highest rating ever for a Rangers telecast on the network. The highest rating was a 10.7 for Mariners/Rangers earlier this season. (Dallas Morning News)
- Ratings, Viewership, Rise For NBA on NBA TV: NBA TV averaged a 0.23 U.S. rating and 337,000 viewers for live NBA game coverage during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA regular season, up 35% in ratings and 33% in viewership from last year (0.17, 253K). Though the season was delayed and shortened due to the owners’ five-month lockout of players, NBA TV aired the same number of games (96) as in last season. (Turner Sports)