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Rangers Head to Game 7 with Ratings Surge

The New York Rangers are poised for a decisive seventh game tomorrow night in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with the Ottawa Senators.

And if Game 6 is any indication, it could a record setter.

Monday night’s action on MSG was the highest-rated Rangers game since the Eastern Semis on May 6, 1997.

Through the first six games of the first round series, MSG Network’s coverage is averaging a 3.52 HH rating. That’s up 52 percent from the Rangers last six game playoff appearance–2008-09. (Games 2 and 6 were telecast by NBC, all others were broadcast by MSG.)

Back to this season, Game 6 also marked wins for MSG in two key demographics.  The game garnered a 3.38 rating in the pivotal Male 25 to 54 group.  That helped the game become the highest-rated prime time program among broadcast and cable networks in New York.  Game 6 also scored well with Adults 25 to 54, enough to win the evening among cable sports networks.

Game 7 is tomorrow night at the Garden at 7 on MSG. “Game Night” starts an hour prior to the puck drop.

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