The game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers played on Nov. 13 set a new ratings record for the month of November.
According to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the contest turned out to be the most-watched NHL game in the month of November since 2001 — adding another notch onto arguably the game’s hottest rivalry.
Ratings news: The Pens-Flyers game on Nov. 13 was the NHL’s most watched game in November since 2001.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) November 25, 2013
Fans must have got the memo that the two squads’ don’t play again until March, because the ratings for this past contest were unreal. However, this isn’t the first time the rivalry has produced great numbers.
On Feb. 20 of last season, the matchup between the two teams amassed a .55 household rating, which resulted in being the highest regular-season tally in NBC Sports Network history.
In 2012 when Philadelphia and Pittsburgh matched up in the first-round of the playoffs, the first game set a new record, raking in the highest number of viewers for an opening postseason contest in the previous 10 years.
They’ll play a weekend series on Mar. 15 and Mar. 16 next.