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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – MAY 21

Conference Semifinal Doubleheader

NEW YORK – May 21, 2013 – “NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage. It is published weekdays to preview the evening games. On Fridays, a weekend edition is posted.

All times are listed as ET and are subject to change:

Time Coverage Network Talent
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, Bill Patrick, Jeremy Roenick
7:30 p.m. Boston (4) @ New York Rangers (6) NBCSN Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Los Angeles (5) @ San Jose (6) NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti

TONIGHT, May 21, 2013

Coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue tonight with a Conference Semifinal doubleheader on NBC Sports Network.  The New York Rangers host the Boston Bruins in Game 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET as they look to change the momentum on home ice (Boston leads 2-0). Dave Strader will call play-by-play alongside Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire.

At 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 (Los Angeles leads 2-1). John Forslund will serve as play-by-play announcer and will be joined by analyst Joe Micheletti.

Coverage begins on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live hosted by Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Bill Patrick and Jeremy Roenick will host later in the evening.

 

VIEWERSHIP: Chicago-Detroit

Following are some viewership notes for last night’s Chicago-Detroit game:

  • Game 3 of the Chicag-Detroit series (7:30P-10:27P) drew a 1.02 US HH rating, 1.631 million average viewers.
  • The 1.631 million viewers last night was NBC Sports Network’s best-ever Western Conference Game 3 and most-watched Western Conference Game 3 on cable in 12 years, since Colorado-LA in 2001 (1.656 million).
  • Among M18-49 and M25-54, NBC Sports Network ranked as the #2 most watched cable network from 7:30P-10:30P.
  • The game peaked with nearly 2.2 million viewers (2.187) from 10P-10:15P.
  • Chicago received an 8.47 HH rating, +20% from the Blackhawks’ 2010 Semifinal exclusive average on NBC Sports Network in the market (7.04).  In comparison to Game 1 of the series on NBC Sports Network, Game 3 was +4% (8.47 vs. 8.13).
    • NBC Sports Network was the #1 rated cable network in Chicago during the 7:30P-10:30P time period and the #2 network overall.
  • Detroit received a 12.27 HH rtg, +14% from the Red Wings’ 2011 Semifinal exclusive average on NBC Sports Network in the market (10.78).  In comparison to Game 1 of the series on NBC Sports Network, Game 3 was +18% (12.27 vs. 10.41).
    • NBC Sports Network was the #1 rated network overall in Detroit during the 7:30P-10:30P time period.

Also of note, Sunday night’s Game 3 between Pittsburgh and Ottawa was watched by 1.401 million viewers, making it NBC Sports Network’s best-ever Semifinal game involving a Canadian team, and the best such game on cable in 20 years (1994’s Sharks/Leafs Game 7, 1.67 million viewers).

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the second consecutive year, and only the second time in the 96-year history of the NHL, every Stanley Cup Playoff game will be televised nationally.

NBC

5

NBCSN

35

CNBC

16*

NHLN

2

OT Games: 20

*Joined-in-progress

 

EMMY AWARD WINNER

At the 34th Annual Sport Emmy Awards, Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports Group’s “Inside the Glass” NHL analyst, was awarded his first career Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s Emmy results, please click here.

 

NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS ON NBC SPORTS GROUP: BY THE NUMBERS

 

1,141                           Games broadcast by NBC Sports Group as of 5/20/13 since 2006*

28                                Potential Conference Semifinal games to produce

16                                NBC Sports Group NHL announcers and analysts on national broadcasts (includes studio)

5                                  Hard cameras, including 1 Super SloMo cameras

4                                  Mobile units

2                                  Robotic cameras

4                                  Production and engineering teams

4                                  NBC Sports Group television networks and platforms covering the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

2                                  Hand-held cameras

1                                  Super SlowMo cameras

1                                  Stanley Cup

*Includes NBC, NBC Sports Network, formerly VERSUS, and CNBC

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and CNBC, including the Stanley Cup Final for the first time. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

DIGITAL COVERAGE

In addition to its live stream coverage, NBCSports.com’s ProHockeyTalk, will anchor NBC Sports’ online and mobile coverage of the NHL playoffs.

Fans that come to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule page on NBCSports.com/NHLonNBC will not only be able to see the weekly schedule updates, but also dive into a deep playoffs photo experience. Fans can engage with Twitter (@NHLonNBCSports) and Facebook (facebook.com/NHLonNBCSports) to receive the most up to date tune-in information, scores, reports and stories from around the NHL and ProHockeyTalk. NHL Fans can join the conversation by using the #StanleyCup hash tag across every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com and follow us on twitter @NBCSportsPR.

– NBC Sports Group –

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