via Comcast SportsNet:
Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of last night’s Capitals-Rangers first-round Stanley Cup playoff game delivered a 3.3 household rating, reaching approximately 76,000 households, in the Washington, D.C. market, topping all other national and local cable sports networks for the evening including ESPN and MASN. CSN’s Caps audience peaked during the 9:30-9:45 p.m. quarter hour when approximately 105,800 households (a 4.6 rating) tuned in. Last night’s game posted a 4.5 average household rating in the critical advertising demographic of men aged 18-49.
The Caps’ post-season ratings surge on CSN comes on the heels of a record-breaking ratings season, which delivered the highest-rated Caps season in the history of the network. This season the Caps posted a 1.1 average (more than 25,000 households), which is a 65% season-over-season increase, and a 182% increase over two seasons.