MSG Networks’ Hockey Ratings Continue to Soar at Mid-season Mark

Rangers, Devils and Islanders Nielsen Household Ratings and Adult 25-54 Ratings Up Significantly Compared to 2011-12 Season Final Averages

New York, NY (March 12, 2013) – Halfway through the shortened 2013 NHL season, MSG Networks’ ratings for New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders telecasts continue to top their 2011-12 season final averages.

Through 21 games on MSG Networks (MSG and MSG+), Rangers telecasts have averaged a 1.80 household rating, up 82% compared to the 2011-12 season final average (0.99 HH). In the key demographic of Adults 25 to 54, Rangers telecasts are up 141% (1.40 vs. 0.58 A25-54) compared to last season’s final average.

Through 24 games, Devils telecasts have averaged a 0.55 household rating, up 67% compared to the 2011-12 season final average (0.33 HH). Among Adults 25 to 54, Devils telecasts have increased 89% (0.36 vs. 0.19 A25-54) versus the 2011-12 season final average.

Also through 24 games, Islanders telecasts have averaged a 0.47 household rating, up 124% compared to last season’s final average (0.21 HH). Among Adults 25 to 54, Islanders ratings have increased 278% (0.34 vs. 0.09 A25-54) compared to last season’s final mark.

MSG Networks’ coverage of the NHL continues tonight when the Rangers visit the Buffalo Sabres at 7:00 p.m. The Islanders face the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on MSG and the Devils take on the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night at 7:00 p.m. on MSG+.

MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games and over 40 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming. In 2012, MSG Networks earned 16 New York Emmy Awards, including 14 for MSG – tops in the New York region for the third year in a row – and two for MSG+. Over the past five years, MSG Networks has totaled 77 New York Emmy Awards, including 69 for MSG – also the most of any New York station or network in that time – and eight for MSG+.


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