NHL TV BROADCAST IN NEW YORK DRAWS TRIPLE DIGITS: In television ratings news, the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER notes that a respectable 500,000 watched the Super Bowl in Germany.
At least that’s a respectable number until you find out that earlier that day 16.2 million watched Germany claim a team handball win in the world championships.
In Canada, the Super Bowl outdrew the Grey Cup for the second straight year, garnering an audience of 3.4 million viewers, while Canada’s football championship earlier had an audience of 3.2 million.
RDS, the Canadian French-language service, drew a Super Bowl-record audience of 816,000, up 15% from last year’s record number. But earlier in the day, a Penguins-Canadiens NHL matchup drew an audience of 917,000.
And speaking of hockey and notable ratings, the NEW YORK TIMES reports on the stellar NHL TV numbers in the New York/New Jersey market last Saturday night, when Nielson recorded that a total of 736 people watched the New Jersey Devils plays the Florida Panters on MSG.
That’s 736 out of a potential TV audience of 7.4 million, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.