Thursday, March 8, 2007

Local Ratings In Carolina

Carolina is one of the 21 American markets that broadcast their games on an FSN affiliate and they show just 58 of the 82 regular season games. Despite winning the Stanley Cup last season, ratings for Hurricanes games are actually slightly down this year. From The Raleigh News & Observer:

According to FSN, last season's Hurricanes games averaged a 1.1 or 1.2 rating, with 1.0 being equivalent to 1 percent of the Triangle's television households. This season, the game broadcasts have averaged 0.9 or 1.0, said Jeff Genthner, FSN South's vice president and general manager.

Yet, Genthner pointed out, only seven of the other 21 teams with broadcast deals with FSN average better ratings than the Hurricanes.

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