NEWARK, N.J. - After dispatching the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 1, the Flyers have captured the city of Philadelphia. Or, at least that's what the ratings say.
The NBC ratings for Game 1 against New Jersey on Sunday were up 121 percent from last year's Game 1 against Boston.
But the numbers from Game 2 were truly staggering for hockey in Philadelphia. According to the overnight ratings, the Flyers' Game 2 loss on NBC Sports Network on Tuesday night nearly doubled the combined local viewership of both the Sixers' playoff win in Chicago and the Phillies' game in Atlanta.