(Philadelphia, PA) - Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports coverage, today announced the network’s Flyers programming for the NHL conference semifinals. Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers audience continues to grow through the postseason, with first-round playoff coverage averaging 152,000 households, or a 5.3 rating, a 6% increase over the 2009 conference quarterfinals and a 144% increase over the 2009-10 regular season ratings average. Flyers Pregame Live ratings are up 75% from the regular season and Flyers Postgame Live ratings are up 127%.
The Ultimate Goal Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers playoff special, The Ultimate Goal, continues into the second round. Local hockey experts including Rick Tocchet, Bill Clement, Al Morganti, Steve Coates, John Boruk and Chris Therien break down the game and offer their analysis on the series. The Ultimate Goal will air on Sunday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Tuesday, May 4 at 10:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tocchet’s Take Former Flyer Rick Tocchet will be hosting live chats on CSNPhilly.com during the 2nd period of every Flyers playoff game, plus he will appear on every Flyers pre- and postgame program as well as The Ultimate Goal. His Flyers vlog “Tocchet’s Take” is available on CSNPhilly.com.
CSNPhilly.com Throughout the playoffs, CSNPhilly.com will have game previews, postgame recaps and feature stories from Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio, plus player and coaches’ video exclusives, live chats and much more. Fans can follow Comcast SportsNet’s hockey experts on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tpanotch (Tim Panaccio) and http://twitter.com/CSNFlyer (John Boruk).
Philly vs. Boston Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia taps into Comcast SportsNet New England’s Bruins experts to get the New England pulse on the latest chapter of the storied and contentious Flyers-Bruins competition. Fans can check out what they are saying in Boston on Daily News Live, SportsNite and on CSNPhilly.com.
Playoff Game Coverage In addition to airing three second round playoff games, Comcast SportsNet will air Flyers Pregame Live and Flyers Postgame Live for all games throughout the playoffs. All Flyers second round playoff games airing on Comcast SportsNet will also replay the following day at 1:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.