Devils ratings seem to fluctuate wildly, making me believe the ratings system doesn't work well to measure this instance.
Yeah, this is the first thing I thought when I saw these numbers. If many teams in the NHL are gaining 50%+ and losing 50%+ year to year, I don't think these numbers are particularly meaningful.
I mean the implication is that there are fewer people watching on TV than at the games. That's insane to me.