NHL Winter Classic Most Watched Regular Season Game in 34 Years
The Biz of Hockey 2009, Jan 13
The Biz of Hockey
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Byline: Maury Brown NHL Winter Classic 2009, broadcast New Year's Day on NBC, was the most-viewed NHL regular season game in almost 34 years. An average of more than 4.4 million Americans watched the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 from historic Wrigley Field, a 17 percent increase over last year's inaugural Winter Classic (3.75 million) and the biggest audience since Feb. 23, 1975 (5.4 million, Philadelphia-New York Rangers on NBC), according to Nielsen Media Research.
- Category: Sports & Outdoors
- Published: 13 January 2009
- Publisher: Business of Sports Network (BizBball LLC)
- Print Length: 6 Pages
- Language: English