The Blues’ playoff opener hit a ten-year high in the ratings Thursday night. In other news, the Mets continue to perform well on SNY, and Heat/Bulls scored one of the five largest NBA audiences of the season on TNT.
- Ten-Year High For Blues’ Playoff Opener: Game 1 of the Sharks/Blues Stanley Cup playoff quarterfinal drew a 9.7 rating on Fox Sports Midwest in the St. Louis market, the highest for a Blues telecast on any network since Red Wings/Blues Game 3 in 2002 (12.3). The 9.7 ranks as the third-highest rating ever for a Blues telecast on FS Midwest. (blues.nhl.com)
- Good Times Continue For Mets on SNY: Monday’s Nationals/Mets Major League Baseball regular season game drew a 3.91 rating on SNY in the New York market, the highest for a primetime telecast on the network since 2010. (New York Daily News)
- Strong Numbers For Heat/Bulls on TNT: Thursday’s Heat/Bulls NBA regular season game drew 3.671 million viewers on TNT, the fifth-most viewed game of the season on the network. Four of the five most-viewed games have involved the Miami Heat, the lone exception being the Celtics/Knicks season opener on Christmas Day. (Thursday’s viewership from The Futon Critic)