The Penguins finished on top of the National Hockey League's local TV ratings for the 2020-21 season, averaging a 7.79 rating on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, according to ratings published by the Sports Business Journal today.
The 7.79 rating, which is up 36%, puts Pittsburgh in the number one or two spot for local television ratings for the past 15 consecutive years. The other teams included in the top five were Vegas, St. Louis, Buffalo and Boston.
In addition, the SBJ also listed the National Basketball Association's ratings for this season, noting that the Golden State Warriors led with an average 5.96 rating on NBC Sports Bay Area. The numbers confirm that the Penguins led local TV ratings amongst all U.S.-based NHL teams and NBA teams included in the rankings.