Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blues Lead Nashville in Television Ratings

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blues Lead Nashville in Television Ratings

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The Blues head into Game 5 of their second-round NHL playoff series against Nashville trailing significantly on the ice, but winning in the television ratings game.

The Predators have won three of the four games and are on the verge of eliminating the Blues, and could do so Friday night at Scottrade Center.

But St. Louisans have been watching the telecasts of the series at a higher rate than viewers in Nashville. According to Nielsen, 9.9 percent of homes in the St. Louis market have tuned in to the four games thus far (three on NBCSN, one on NBC.) The rating in Nashville is 7.3, a difference of 26 percent.

That comes after St. Louis pounded Dallas 14.8-3.3 in the ratings for a second-round matchup last year, which the Blues won in seven games.

Friday's game is on NBCSN, with Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (analysis and reporter) on the broadcast. …

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