The St. Louis Blues again hit a ten-year high in local TV ratings for their series against the San Jose Sharks. Meanwhile, ratings are up double-digits for the Rangers’ first round series on MSG Network, and NBC Sports Network saw a 45% increase for IndyCar coverage on Sunday.
- Blues Hit Another Ten-Year High Locally: Fox Sports Midwest drew an 11.0 rating in the St. Louis market for Game 3 of the Blues/Sharks Stanley Cup playoff series Monday night, the highest for a Blues telecast on any network since 2002 (DET/STL G3: 12.3, KPLR). The 11.0 rating is also the highest ever for a Blues telecast on FS Midwest, topping the previous record set by Stars/Blues Game 3 in 2001 (9.9). (blues.nhl.com)
- Ratings Up For Rangers’ Playoff Games on MSG: The first two games of the Rangers/Senators Stanley Cup playoff series averaged a 3.33 rating on MSG Network in the New York City market, up 19% from the first two games of last year’s Rangers/Capitals series (2.79). Game 1 of the series drew a 3.41 rating (down 1% from a 3.45 last year), while Game 2 drew a 3.24 (up 53% from a 2.12 last year). (themadisonsquaregardencompany.com)
- Viewership Rises For IndyCar From Long Beach: Sunday’s IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach drew 468,000 viewers on NBC Sports Network, according to the Associated Press, up 45% from last year (323K). NBC Sports Network has had a 9% increase in viewership for IndyCar races this season. (The Associated Press via nj.com)