Sunday Night Hockey

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Sunday Night Hockey
Also known as
  • Star Sunday
GenreNHL game telecasts
Presented byNHL on NBC commentators
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes23
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes or until game ends
Production company(s)NBC Sports
Release
Original networkNBCSN
Picture format480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 10, 2016 (2016-01-10) –
present
Chronology
Related showsNHL on NBC
Rogers Hometown Hockey (Canadian counterpart)

Sunday Night Hockey (abbreviated as SNHSS)is a weekly presentation of National Hockey League games that air on NBCSN on Sundays during the regular season. Sunday Night Hockey usually debuts during the second Sunday of January.

The package made its debut on January 10, 2016, featuring a game between the New Jersey Devils and the Minnesota Wild. Following the game, NBCSN premiered a weekly recap show, NHL Sunday Shootout, which is a summary of the previous week's NHL action.

During the 2016–17 NHL season, NBC Sports began to promote both the Game of the Week and Sunday Night Hockey broadcasts under the Star Sunday brand, focusing primarily on the NHL's star players. Star Sunday features extensive pre-game, in-game and post-game coverage of each featured player. The first game under the new package featured the Wild visiting the Anaheim Ducks on January 5, 2017. The game's featured players were Minnesota's Ryan Suter and Anaheim's Ryan Kesler.[1]

Results[edit]

2015–16 season[edit]

[2]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 10, 2016 8 P.M. New Jersey 2 Minnesota 1
January 17, 2016 7:30 P.M. Philadelphia 2 (SO) Detroit 1
February 14, 2016 7:30 P.M. Philadelphia 1 NY Rangers 3
February 21, 2016 7 P.M. Detroit 0 NY Rangers 1 (OT)
February 28, 2016 6:30 P.M. Tampa Bay 4 Boston 1
9 P.M. Los Angeles 2 Anaheim 4
March 6, 2016 8 P.M. St. Louis 4 Minnesota 2
March 13, 2016 7:30 P.M. Toronto 1 Detroit 0
March 20, 2016 6 P.M. Washington 2 Pittsburgh 6
8:30 P.M. Minnesota 3 (SO) Chicago 2
March 27, 2016 7:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 3 (OT) NY Rangers 2
April 3, 2016 8 P.M. St. Louis 5 Colorado 1
April 10, 2016 7 P.M. Philadelphia 5 NY Islanders 2

2016–17 season[edit]

During the season, the Star Sunday brand made its debut.[3][1]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 8, 2017*[nb 1] 8 P.M. Minnesota 2 Anaheim 1
January 15, 2017*[nb 2] 7 P.M. Minnesota 3 Chicago 2
February 12, 2017*[nb 3] 7:30 P.M. Montreal 0 Boston 4
February 19, 2017 6 P.M. Chicago 5 Buffalo 1
8:30 P.M. Boston 2 San Jose 1
February 26, 2017*[nb 4] 7:30 P.M. St. Louis 2 Chicago 4
March 5, 2017*[nb 5] 8 P.M. St. Louis 3 Colorado 0
March 12, 2017*[nb 6] 7 P.M. NY Rangers 4 Detroit 1
March 26, 2017*[nb 7] 7 P.M. Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 2
April 2, 2017*[nb 8] 7:30 P.M. Philadelphia 3 NY Rangers 4

(*) Designated as a Star Sunday game.

2017–18 season[edit]

NBC resumed its special Star Sunday presentations on March 11, 2018, both as part of the Game of the Week and Sunday Night Hockey package.[4]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 7, 2018 7:30 P.M. Boston 4 Pittsburgh 5 (OT)
January 14, 2018 7:30 P.M. NY Rangers 2 Pittsburgh 5
March 4, 2018 7 P.M. Detroit 1 Minnesota 4
March 11, 2018*[nb 9] 7:30 P.M. Dallas 1 Pittsburgh 3
March 18, 2018*[nb 10] 7:30 P.M. St. Louis 5 Chicago 4 (OT)
March 25, 2018*[nb 11] 7:30 P.M. Boston 2 (OT) Minnesota 1
April 1, 2018*[nb 12] 7:30 P.M. Washington 3 Pittsburgh 1

(*) Designated as a Star Sunday game.

2018–19 season[edit]

Star Sunday returned on February 3, 2019, both as part of the Game of the Week and Sunday Night Hockey package. This will mark the first season of Star Sunday to have its presenting sponsor; AT&T was the first presenting sponsor and they branded themselves as Star Sunday presented by AT&T.[5]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 6, 2019 8 P.M. Chicago 5 Pittsburgh 3
February 10, 2019*[nb 13] 7 P.M. Toronto 1 NY Rangers 4
February 17, 2019 6 P.M. Philadelphia 3 Detroit 1
February 24, 2019*[nb 14] 7 P.M. St. Louis 1 Minnesota 2 (OT)
March 3, 2019*[nb 15] 7:30 P.M. Nashville 3 Minnesota 2 (SO)
March 10, 2019*[nb 16] 7:30 P.M. Boston 2 Pittsburgh 4
10 P.M. Los Angeles 3 Anaheim 2
March 17, 2019*[nb 17] 7:30 P.M. Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
10 P.M. Edmonton 3 Vegas 6
March 24, 2019*[nb 18] 8 P.M. Colorado Chicago
March 31, 2019*[nb 19] 7:30 P.M. Boston Detroit

(*) Designated as a Star Sunday game.

Ratings[edit]

During its inaugural season, Sunday Night Hockey averaged 491,000 viewers over 13 games, up 28% from Sunday Night games during the 2014–15 NHL season over the same number of games (384,000). NBCSN's ten-most watched games of the 2015–16 season were either Wednesday Night Rivalry or Sunday Night Hockey games.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ NBC selected Ryan Suter and Ryan Kesler as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  2. ^ NBC selected Zach Parise and Patrick Kane as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  3. ^ NBC selected Shea Weber and Brad Marchand as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  4. ^ NBC selected Vladimir Tarasenko and Jonathan Toews as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  5. ^ NBC selected Alex Pietrangelo and Nathan MacKinnon as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  6. ^ NBC selected J. T. Miller and Tomas Tatar as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  7. ^ NBC selected Wayne Simmonds and Sidney Crosby as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  8. ^ NBC selected Claude Giroux and Rick Nash as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  9. ^ NBC selected Tyler Seguin and Evgeni Malkin as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  10. ^ NBC selected Alex Pietrangelo and Jonathan Toews as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  11. ^ NBC selected Eric Staal and Brad Marchand as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  12. ^ NBC selected Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  13. ^ NBC selected Auston Matthews and Henrik Lundqvist as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  14. ^ NBC selected Ryan O'Reilly and Zach Parise as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  15. ^ NBC selected Filip Forsberg and Ryan Suter as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  16. ^ NBC selected Brad Marchand and Evgeni Malkin as featured Star Sunday players for the Bruins–Penguins game, as well as Drew Doughty and Ryan Getzlaf for the Kings–Ducks game.
  17. ^ NBC selected Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby as featured Star Sunday players for the Flyers–Penguins game, as well as Connor McDavid and Marc-Andre Fleury for the Oilers–Golden Knights game.
  18. ^ NBC selected Nathan MacKinnon and Patrick Kane as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  19. ^ NBC selected David Pastrnak and Dylan Larkin as featured Star Sunday players for the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NBC SPORTS DEBUTS "STAR SUNDAY" THIS WEEKEND – RYAN SUTER & RYAN KESLER – AS MINNESOTA WILD FACE ANAHEIM DUCKS SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN". NBC Sports Group. January 5, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "NBC SPORTS GROUP TO AIR 105 NHL REGULAR-SEASON GAMES IN 2015-16". NBC Sports Group. July 27, 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "NBC SPORTS GROUP SCHEDULED TO AIR RECORD NUMBER OF NHL REGULAR-SEASON GAMES IN 2016-17". NBC Sports Group. July 21, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "NBC SPORTS GROUP SCHEDULED TO AIR NEARLY 100 NHL REGULAR SEASON GAMES IN 2017-18". NBC Sports Group. July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "NBC SPORTS SCHEDULED TO AIR RECORD 109 GAMES DURING 2018-19 NHL REGULAR SEASON". NBC Sports Group. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.