Saturday, October 25, 2008

First Figure of 2008-2009 Season

The first individual game rating was reported by Alan Pergament of The Buffalo News on Saturday. The information is for Thursday October 23rd's 4-3 OT win over the Minnesota Wild.

Tampa Bay’s 4-2 win in Game Two — which aired opposite the Buffalo Sabres’ overtime win in Minnesota — slipped to a 5.7 here. The Sabres game averaged a 10.1 rating.

A double digit number for an off-time October game against a relatively boring Western Conference opponent ( all while competing against the World Series) bodes well for the Buffalo region's bid to have the highest TV ratings among American markets for the fourth consecutive season.