Basically what I was saying earlier:
The trouble is, they don’t watch really watch hockey in New York and Los Angeles. They do in my town, Chicago.
Just look at the ratings.
Last night’s Game 7 did a huge 22.7 rating in Chicago, which translates to more than 800,000 homes tuning in. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the Kings did a 4.8 rating (268,800 homes).
A 4.8 rating for a Game 7 that put the Kings in the Stanley Cup Final? Are you kidding? The Blackhawks do better than that for a regular-season game against Carolina.
What about the Rangers? Their Game 6 clincher over Montreal did an 8.5 rating (620,500 homes) in New York Thursday.
New York is an Original 6 town, and it can’t break double-digits for a game that puts the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years? Are you kidding, part 2?
No, these aren’t passionate hockey towns. However, New York and Los Angeles still will deliver viewers just because of the sheer size of the nation’s No. 1 and 2 markets.- See more at: http://www.shermanre...h.qkqorNkW.dpuf