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#1 thelastonealive

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

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NBC Sports blocked the Devils from holding a viewing party for their fans at Prudential Center for tonight’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Madison Square Garden after allowing them to hold one for Game 2 of the series last week.

The Rangers, who had a viewing party at the Garden for Game 4 on Monday night, also will not be permitted to have one for Friday’s Game 6 at The Rock.

A source said the decision was ratings related.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

Can the teams hold them if everyone who goes promises to turn their tv on and have the hockey game play even though they aren't home?
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:04 PM

More worried about the money than the fans. Fvck 'em I hate NBC. Exactly why they're rooting for the Ranjerks now. NYR/LA finals, big ratings, more $$ from advertisers... Let's throw a wrench in that plan!
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

how many people are going to be waiting outside pru center tonight
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

how many people are going to be waiting outside pru center tonight


Devils did post on fb yesterday that there is no viewing party for tonight's game.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

I never watch nbc just another reason to stay away from tv in general
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

moronic. the 5k fans that show up at pru or msg will not affect ratings.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

moronic. the 5k fans that show up at pru or msg will not affect ratings.


I dont think its about ratings , but if it is , well is stupid 5k less people not tuning in, is not enough to make a one point dent on the ratings

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:41 PM

More worried about the money than the fans. Fvck 'em I hate NBC. Exactly why they're rooting for the Ranjerks now. NYR/LA finals, big ratings, more $$ from advertisers... Let's throw a wrench in that plan!


They'll just make sure that the refs make all calls in favor of LA and we lose the series in 3 :P
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

moronic. the 5k fans that show up at pru or msg will not affect ratings.


This.

Crowd shots of the away team's fans watching the game on the jumbotron have been a staple for as long as I can remember.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:55 PM

Can the teams hold them if everyone who goes promises to turn their tv on and have the hockey game play even though they aren't home?


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

What are the chances a Nielsen family member goes to a viewing party? Sometimes I wonder if that whole thing is a big charade and it's like in Assassins creed where the TV is watching you, not the other way around. :lol:
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:37 PM

The funny part is there is supposedly going to be a viewing party at the Rock if there's a Game 7. So I don't see the point for allowing it for some games but not others :lol:
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:01 AM

What are the chances a Nielsen family member goes to a viewing party? Sometimes I wonder if that whole thing is a big charade and it's like in Assassins creed where the TV is watching you, not the other way around. :lol:


+1 on your post for the AC reference.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:01 AM

NBC is actually looking out for the fans best interests.

Not to be all preachy -- I'm learning from others annoying mistakes :P
You all understand that though right? Without the rating - no advertisers. No advertisers too lame a profit margin. Hockey gets replaced by American ninja reality TV on NBC Sports.

(I miss the Outdoor Life Channel :(. )

They stand to gain nothing by doing this merely to amuse themselves. Why don't you guys have your own viewing parties...

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:35 AM

This explains why the Rangers are holding a viewing party across the street from the garden at a bar on friday. Next they will be saying that bars can't show the game, and people are not allowed to invite friends over to watch. Furthermore, if multiple people in a household plan to watch, they must watch on different tv's each with their own cable/satellite receiver box.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

This explains why the Rangers are holding a viewing party across the street from the garden at a bar on friday. Next they will be saying that bars can't show the game, and people are not allowed to invite friends over to watch. Furthermore, if multiple people in a household plan to watch, they must watch on different tv's each with their own cable/satellite receiver box.


Maybe the Devils could do like a block party? Have the 3 bars on Edison all open their doors and allow fans to walk between the 3.. Then we storm Championship Plaza and rage out after the victory
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

Maybe the Devils could do like a block party? Have the 3 bars on Edison all open their doors and allow fans to walk between the 3.. Then we storm Championship Plaza and rage out after the victory


Speaking of ratings, did they release the ratings for yesterday? How have they been so far this series?
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

Hockey gets replaced by American ninja reality TV on NBC Sports.



hahahahaha
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

no only insane but also crazy. . . . . greed greed greed, ruining this country on every level
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