The 2010 Stanley Cup finalists, the Blackhawks and Flyers, both saw double-digit gains in ratings during the 2011-12 regular season. Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles had a double-digit rise of their own for last week’s season opener.
- Blackhawks Set Ratings Record: Regular season Chicago Blackhawks telecasts averaged a 3.11 rating on Comcast SportsNet Chicago this season, up 12% from last year (2.78), up 28% from 2010 (2.44), and the highest average for Blackhawks telecasts ever on the network. The previous record was set last season. (chicagobusiness.com)
- Flyers Ratings up 38%: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia averaged a 3.3 rating for Philadelphia Flyers telecasts during the 2011-12 regular season, up 38% from last year (2.4), and up 50% from two seasons ago (2.2). Over on The Comcast Network, games averaged a 2.2 rating — up 10% from last year. (Comcast)
- Orioles’ Opener Sees Double-Digit Rise: Friday’s Twins/Orioles Major League Baseball game drew a 7.62 rating on MASN in the Baltimore market, up 15% from last year’s season opener (6.62). (bizjournals.com)