FSN Pittsburgh, the exclusive rights-holder for Pittsburgh Penguins regional telecasts, concluded the Penguins 2008-09 regular season with record high ratings averaging a 6.9. FSN Live Penguins Post-Game, presented by Skarkist, also recorded record high ratings averaging 2.5. FSN Pittsburgh led all FSN regional sports networks in NHL game ratings for both the 2007-08 and the 2008-09 regular seasons.
The Penguins 6-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Mellon Arena on April 1, 2009 was the highest-rated game on FSN Pittsburgh for the 2008-2009 regular season with an 8.8 rating. The game landed sixth on FSN’s all-time highest regular season ratings list of Pens telecasts. The highest rating of a regular season Penguins game in FSN Pittsburgh history still remains the 15.9 mark for the first game Mario Lemieux returned to the team in December 2000.
"We congratulate the Pittsburgh Penguins, their fans and FSN Pittsburgh on a second consecutive season of record ratings. The FSN Pittsburgh crew does an outstanding job of bringing viewers inside the game, and we look forward to their Penguins telecasts during the Stanley Cup Playoffs," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
“We are delighted that our strong partnership with FSN Pittsburgh has resulted in a second straight year of record ratings,” said Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer. “FSN does a great job of servicing Penguins fans with a tremendous broadcast product, and we want to salute the FSN broadcasters, crew, staff and management for the role they have played in another record-setting season.”
Regular Season Avg. Game Rating Avg. Post-Game Rating
2008-09 6.9 2.5
2007-08 6.1 2.4