TSN’s Islanders/Devils Game Peaks at 1.75 Million Viewers

With a
playoff berth on the line, TSN’s coverage of the highly anticipated NY
Islanders @ New Jersey Devils game on Sunday afternoon, the last day of the NHL
regular season, peaked at 1.75 million viewers during the shootout, as the
Islanders clinched the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern
Conference.

TSN delivered a national average audience of 997,000 viewers,
setting a record on many levels: the most watched all-American NHL regular
season game ever on TSN, more than double the previous high (Dallas @ Colorado,
433,000 viewers, Oct. 4, 2006) the 5th most watched NHL regular
season game and 8th most watched NHL game of all time on TSN
(regular season or playoffs)
the 2nd
most watched game on TSN this season (Ottawa @ Toronto, 1.3 million viewers,
Oct. 4, 2006, opening night)

Of note,
Sunday afternoon was a busy day in sports television as the Islanders/Devils
game aired simultaneously (either part or fully) with The Masters, Ford World
Curling Championship and Blue Jays Baseball.

Three of
TSN’s NHL broadcasts this season cracked the network’s Top 10 list of most
watched NHL games.

TSN’s
extensive coverage of the First Round of the

Stanley Cup Playoffs
gets underway tomorrow (April 11) with an opening night doubleheader featuring
Game 1: San Jose @ Nashville at 8 p.m. ET followed by Game 1: Minnesota @
Anaheim at 10:30 p.m. ET. TSN’s coverage features 28 scheduled games in
the First Round, 18 of which will air in High Definition.
TSN will televise four entire series: Buffalo/NY Islanders,

Atlanta/New
York Rangers, Anaheim/Minnesota and Nashville/San Jose. TSN has
coverage of the first three rounds of the

Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Top 10
most watched NHL games on TSN (regular season or playoffs)

1.
Ottawa @

Toronto
– 2.11 million viewers (Oct. 5, 2005; opening night)

2.
Buffalo @

Carolina – 1.47 million viewers (June 1,
2006; Game 7 Conference Final)

3.
Tampa
Bay
@

Philadelphia
– 1.39 million viewers (May 20, 2004; Game 6 Conference Final)

4.
Ottawa @

Toronto – 1.33 million viewers (Oct. 4, 2006;
opening night)

5.

Phoenix @
Vancouver – 1.31 million viewers (Oct. 5, 2005; second game on opening night)

6.
Carolina @

Buffalo – 1.06 million viewers (May 30, 2006;
Game 6 Conference Final)

7.
Toronto @

Buffalo – 1.01 million viewers (Nov. 11,
2005)

8. NY Islanders @

New Jersey
– 997,000 viewers (April 8, 2007)

9.

Toronto @
Chicago – 980,000 viewers (Nov. 28, 1993)

10.
Toronto @

Buffalo – 961,000 viewers (March 23, 2007)

All
audience figures courtesy BBM Nielsen Media Research and exclude pre- and
post-game