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Penguins Season Opener Sets Ratings Record

The Biggest Penguins Opening Night Audience in Network History also Ranks in the Top 5 of All Regular-Season Game Telecasts

Monday, 10.5.2009 / 5:25 PM ET / News
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Penguins Season Opener Sets Ratings Record
Friday night’s telecast of the Pittsburgh Penguins season opening 2009-10 game versus the New York Rangers registered a 10.5 average HH rating on FSN Pittsburgh, according to Nielsen Media Research.  The telecast, viewed by more than 120,500 households in the Pittsburgh DMA, set a new record rating as the highest ever for a Penguins season opening game telecast on the

“Friday night defied ordinary on FSN,” said Ted Black, Senior VP/General Manager, FSN Pittsburgh.  “Our ability to showcase the Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony and Coach Bylsma’s team pregame talk was a truly unique opportunity for fans and they proved that by the record number who tuned in for the opening season game on FSN Pittsburgh.”

The previous high mark of 7.1 for a Penguins season opening game rating was set at the start of the 2005-06 season, Sidney Crosby’s first as a Penguin.

FSN Pittsburgh led all FSN regional sports networks in NHL game ratings the past two seasons.

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