SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s telecast of last night’s San Jose Sharks vs. Calgary Flames game registered an average television household rating of 2.17 (over 52,000 television households) and peaked at 2.79 (over 67,500 television households). The Sharks/Flames telecast delivered the highest-rated Sharks regular season game in the history of the network. The previous high was 2.1 for the 3/3/09 Sharks/Stars telecast.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Sharks household ratings have averaged 1.4 for the 2008-09 season (68 telecasts) – a 56% increase over 2007-08’s household rating of 0.9, as of through March 30, 2008 (66 telecasts). Approximately 33,870 households are watching per game.
The key advertiser demos of Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 also registered increased ratings. Adults 18-49 are up 150% (1.0 this season vs. last season’s 0.4) and Adults 25-54 have increased 125% (0.9 this season vs. last season’s 0.4).
“We’re very pleased with our ratings on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area this year,” said Sharks President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Jamison. “This team has worked hard all season and we believe our fans are appreciative of their efforts. We’re looking forward to more success in the playoffs.”
“The Sharks have given fans a lot of thrills throughout the season and it’s reflective in our ratings,” said Ted Griggs, Vice President and General Manager, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. “In addition to exciting Sharks playoff hockey on Comcast SportsNet, we’re pleased to offer fans in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the Sharks’ march toward the Stanley Cup beginning April 6 with SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live.”