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:
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 CSNPhilly.com)
6:30 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live
7 p.m. Phillies vs. Marlins
10 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live