Nov 13, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save as Philadelphia Flyers left wing Scott Hartnell (19) looks to screen the shot during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Last Pens-Flyers Game Sets Ratings Record


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.

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.


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