From Neil Best from Newsday:
"In an interview with WFAN, commissioner Gary Bettman said the broad audience was worth the risk of overtime, but he left open the possibility of rethinking the Saturday afternoon strategy next year."
"Why not at least move the game to, say, MSNBC, which is in about 20 million fewer homes than NBC but 20 million more than Versus? Because Versus is the NHL's cable partner; it gets first dibs."
"However, our decision to schedule the game with NBC was done to provide as much of the broadcast as possible to the greatest number of viewers."
(Full Article Here: http://www.newsday.com/sp...olumn?coll=ny-sports-mezz
From 4:30 to 5 p.m., an estimated 1.5 percent of homes in major markets watched hockey. In the next three half-hour segments, the Preakness averaged 3.8, 4.8 and 7.5.
Its Time for NBC To cut the crap with Saturday night Reruns, bite the bullet and air NHL Games at Night in the regular season.. Maybe you should air your Ratings cow "Deal or No Deal" before the game to make sure people are watching and paying attention!