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Flyers Television Ratings Surge on Comcast SportsNet

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of last night’s game seven of the Flyers-Capitals series made Comcast SportsNet the second-most watched program on either broadcast or cable, behind only ABC, in the Philadelphia market between 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. in overall households, and Comcast SportsNet was the top-rated network in several highly-sought advertising demographics including persons aged 18-49, males aged 18-34 and males aged 25-54. Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers coverage out-rated FOX’s powerhouse American Idol from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and ABC’s perennial success Dancing with the Stars from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. in each of these categories.

Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers coverage delivered an average household rating of 8.5 (252,000 households) and peaked with an 11.5 rating (342,000 households) from 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. when the Flyers clinched the series in overtime. At that time Comcast SportsNet was the most watched network in the Philadelphia market.

Comcast SportsNet’s post game coverage, Flyers Post Game Live, drew a 3.0 rating (89,000 households), a 200% increase over regular season post game ratings.
The five games of the quarterfinal series against the Capitals, airing on Comcast SportsNet, averaged a 6.2 rating (184,000 households).  Comcast SportsNet’s regular season Flyers coverage averaged a 2.2 rating, a 47% increase over last season.

As the Flyers take on the Montreal Canadiens in round two, Comcast SportsNet will continue to provide viewers with blanket Flyers coverage, including delivering every game in high definition.  Comcast SportsNet’s in-depth coverage includes exclusive interviews and access on special playoff editions of Daily News Live, SportsNite, Flyers Post Game Live, and more.
Fan can also log onto <> for John Boruk’s blog as he takes viewers behind the scenes with added insight on the Flyers and the Canadiens.

Flyers Second Round Playoff Coverage on Comcast SportsNet
Game  Date                                Program                                               Time      
1           Thursday, April 24       Flyers at Canadiens                           7 p.m.      
2           Saturday, April 26        Playoff Edition of SportsNite             6:30 p.m.      
3           Monday, April 28          Playoff Edition of Daily News Live   6:30 p.m.      
4*         Wednesday, April 30   Flyers vs. Canadiens                         7 p.m.      
5#        Saturday, May 3            Flyers at Canadiens                           7 p.m.      
6*#      Sunday, May 4               Flyers vs. Canadiens                         7 p.m.      
7#        Tuesday, May 6            Flyers at Canadiens                           7 p.m.     

* Phillies games previously scheduled on Comcast SportsNet will now air on CN8
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