The Carolina Hurricanes garnered national attention as one of the league's top teams in the second half of the 2018-19 season and their subsequent run to the Eastern Conference Final.
Lots of eyeballs, both locally and on a national scale, tracked the Hurricanes down the stretch of the season and into the playoffs. The team's lone national broadcast of the season - a late March divisional tilt in Washington - delivered a 1.4 local rating, the highest-rated regular-season Canes games in the Raleigh market in more than 10 years. A month later, Game 1 of the second round posted a 4.4 local rating, the highest-rated Second Round game on record in the Raleigh market. Nationally, Game 1 delivered a 0.79 overnight rating, up 22 percent against a comparable game from the year prior.
Despite this strong television showing, the Hurricanes will still have just one nationally televised game in the upcoming 2019-20 regular season.
The Canes will appear on NBCSN when they face off with the Flyers in Philadelphia on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. The Metropolitan Division match-up is the season's fourth and final meeting between the two teams.
The upside of this: There will be plenty of John Forslund, Tripp Tracy and Mike Maniscalco in your lives. The Canes' 81 remaining games will be televised by FOX Sports, a majority of which will be carried by FOX Sports Carolinas, with sister network FOX Sports Southeast picking up the balance. A full breakdown of the local television schedule will be released later this summer.
The Hurricanes open the 2019-20 regular season on Thursday, Oct. 3 by hosting the Montreal Canadiens. Be sure to sync the schedule to your personal digital calendar, and if you want a printout for your office cubicle or refrigerator, we've got you covered.