New York, NY (February 12, 2013) – Saturday’s MSG+ telecast of the New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins registered a 1.25 Nielsen household rating and a 1.02 rating among Adults 25 to 54, the network’s highest household rating and key demo rating for the team since March 10, 2010 (Devils vs. Rangers: 1.35 HH / 1.23 A25-54).
Through 10 games this season, the average household rating for Devils telecasts is up 143% compared to the 2011-12 season (0.56 vs. 0.23). The average rating among Adults 25 to 54 is up 164% over the same period (0.37 vs. 0.14).
The Devils on MSG+, featuring Steve Cangialosi and Chico Resch in the booth, as well as reporter Deb Placey and analyst Ken Daneyko, continues tonight when the team faces the Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m. The game will be preceded by “Devils Game Night” at 6:30 p.m. and immediately followed by the “Devils Post Game Show.”
MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games and over 40 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming.
In 2012, MSG Networks earned 16 New York Emmy Awards, including 14 for MSG – tops in the New York region for the third year in a row – and two for MSG+. Over the past five years, MSG Networks has totaled 77 New York Emmy Awards, including 69 for MSG – also the most of any New York station or network in that time – and eight for MSG+.