Ratings for The NHL on ABC

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In the 1992–93 season, ABC televised five weekly playoff telecasts[1] (the first three weeks were regional coverage of various games and two national games)[2][3] on Sunday afternoons starting on April 18.[4] In the 1993–94 season, ABC televised six[5] weekly regional telecasts[6][7] on Sunday afternoons beginning in March[8] (or the last three Sundays[9] of the regular season). ABC then televised three weeks worth of playoff games on first three Sundays.[10]

Overall, ABC averaged a 1.7 rating[11][12][13][14] for those two seasons.

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Year Teams Games carried Rating
2000 New Jersey-Dallas 3, 4, 5,[15] 6 3.7
2001 Colorado-New Jersey 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 3.3
2002 Detroit-Carolina 3, 4, 5 3.6
2003 New Jersey-Anaheim 3,[16] 4, 5, 6, 7 2.9[17]
2004 Tampa Bay-Calgary 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 2.6

Regular season[edit]

Season Number of dates Rating
1993-94 6 1.7[18]
1999–2000[19] 4 1.3
2000–01[20] 5 1.1
2001–02 5 1.4[21]
2002–03[22] 5 1.1
2003–04 5 1.1

All-Star Game[edit]

Year Rating
2000 2.7
2001 1.7
2002 1.8
2003 1.7
2004 1.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanley Cup playoffs debut on ABC, ESPN". pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca. April 17, 1993.
  2. ^ "NHL governors "ecstatic' over reported TV package". Kitchener-Waterloo Record. August 27, 1992. p. E2.
  3. ^ E.M. Swift (June 20, 1994). "Hot Not". Sports Illustrated.
  4. ^ "ABC to televise five Sunday NHL playoff games". Tampa Bay Times. March 4, 1993.
  5. ^ "NHL strikes TV deal with ESPN". UPI. September 2, 1992.
  6. ^ "NHL governors "ecstatic' over reported TV package". Kitchener-Waterloo Record. August 27, 1992. p. E2.
  7. ^ E.M. Swift (June 20, 1994). "Hot Not". Sports Illustrated.
  8. ^ Rudy Martzke (February 5, 1993). "NHL's new boss ready to clear up confusion". USA Today. p. 3C.
  9. ^ Michael Hiestand (April 28, 1993). "Camera could be newest Derby rider". USA Today. p. 3C.
  10. ^ Mike Kiley (January 21, 1994). "NHL BOSS FINISHES EVENTFUL 1ST YEAR BETTMAN FOCUSES ON CBS DEAL". Chicago Tribune. p. 3.
  11. ^ "Fox checks CBS to win TV rights to NHL". September 10, 1994.
  12. ^ Aaron N. Wise and Bruce S. Meyer (1997). International sports law and business, Volume 3. Kluwer Law International. p. 1704.
  13. ^ DiGivanna, Mike (October 3, 1993). "MIGHTY DUCKS '93-94: PREMIERE SEASON : A Brave new NHL : As It Welcomes Two New Members, the National Hockey League Ponders What It Needs to Do to Become the Sport of the '90s". Los Angeles Times.
  14. ^ Coach`s Corner - ABC covering the NHL on YouTube
  15. ^ Walters, John (June 19, 2000). "A Small Victory". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014.
  16. ^ Farber, Michael (June 14, 2004). "Dark Days Ahead". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011.
  17. ^ Martzke, Rudy (19 May 2004). "NHL announces TV deal with NBC". USA Today.
  18. ^ The NHL also had six games televised this season on an over-the-air network, ABC, where it drew a lowly 1.7 average rating. Archived March 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ NHL's 1999-2000 Television Schedule Open this result in new window Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ RGJ.com - ABC to add fifth day of NHL coverage in 2000-01[dead link]
  21. ^ OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS JUMP 60 PERCENT FOR NHL ON ABC
  22. ^ ABC's 2002-2003 NHL schedule

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