Saturday, April 16, 2011

Phillies More Popular Than Playoff Hockey In Area

  TV viewing data from Thursday, April 14
Phillies Game 4/14 vs Washington Nationals TV Rating: 9.0 273,000 households
Flyers Game 1 vs Buffalo TV Rating: 6.7 203,000 households

I had to take a double look at the press release that I just read. It’s playoff season for NHL hockey and the Flyers have made it to the playoffs this year which is great for them. It was Game 1 of the playoffs on Thursday night between the Flyers and the Buffalo Sabres.

The Phillies were wrapping up a three game series with Washington on Thursday night, yes the Washington Nationals. This wasn’t a particularly key game for the Phillies but the Phillies audience on television managed to grab a higher rating than the playoff hockey game for the Flyers.

It’s just a testament to how strong the Phillies franchise has bolstered it’s image and the fan’s that have really been following them on every pitch this season especially. During certain time frames in the 70’s – 80’s and 1990’s, the team was more like the Pirates are now, fielding teams that went out and played baseball, but couldn’t be contenders with the players they have on the field.

 What a great time for fans now both in the Philly area, and around the country to enjoy the Phillies team as they are this season and the past few years!

Here’s the lineup in the Philly area for local viewing this weekend, Comcast has a full lineup of sports for us today on it’s “Super Saturday”.

Saturday, April 16’s lineup is as follows:

Comcast SportsNet
3 p.m.              Sixers Pregame Live
4:30 p.m.         Flyers Pregame Live from the AT&T Pavilion
5 p.m.              Flyers vs. Sabres Game 2
7:45 p.m.         Flyers Postgame Live
8:30 p.m.         Sixers Postgame Live replay
10 p.m.            SportsNite
10:30 p.m.       Sixers Postgame Live replay
1 a.m.              SportsRise

The Comcast Network
3:30 p.m.         Union Pregame Live
4 p.m.              Union vs. Seattle Sounders
6:15 p.m.         Sixers Postgame Live (simulcast on
6:30 p.m.         Phillies Pregame Live
7 p.m.              Phillies vs. Marlins
10 p.m.            Phillies Postgame Live

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1 comment:

  1. Not surprised at all by this. The Flyers have been maddeningly inconsistent for much of the past few months, which in years past has usually meant an early exit from the playoffs. And the Phillies are playing great.

    I don't mean to be insulting, but I think Philly fans feel that they have suffered enough with teams that are good but not good enough. We still bleed orange and black, but we'll need to see them get through a playoff round or two before we make the emotional investment.

    Besides, hockey playoffs are way too long. I got tired just watching the Flyers incredible run last season.