Saturday, June 6, 2009

Buffalo 3rd in Cup Finals Ratings

Buffalo, likely because of how disappointing the Sabres past two seasons have been, has been paying much less attention to the Stanley Cup playoffs than it usually does.

That said, the rematch between the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins is still drawing more interest in Buffalo than any other American city without a rooting interest. From the NHL's press release:

TOP 10 MARKETS (based on overnight ratings)

1. Pittsburgh, 26.5/43
2. Detroit, 19.3/34
3. Buffalo, 5.2/9
4. Columbus, 3.5/6
5. Ft. Myers, 3.3/5
6. St. Louis, 3.0/6
T7. Indianapolis, 2.8/5
T7. Cincinnati, 2.8/5
9. Oklahoma City, 2.4/5
10. Chicago, 2.3/5

1. Pittsburgh, 31.7/43
2. Detroit, 28.1/43
3. Buffalo, 7.2/11
4. Philadelphia, 4.5/7
5. St. Louis, 3.8/7
6. Baltimore, 3.7/6
T7. Washington D.C., 3.4/6
T7. Minneapolis, 3.4/6
T7. Columbus, 3.4/6
T7. Ft. Myers, 3.4/5

Game 2 was the most watched Finals game nationally in seven years.

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