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Rangers' visit to Bronx a home run for NBC

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: (EDITORIAL USE

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Bruce Bennett)

Sunday's Rangers-Devils game at Yankee Stadium was a big hit for NBC.

The game averaged 2.1 million viewers nationally and 1.3 percent of homes, both regular-season bests for NBC - not including Winter Classics.

In the New York area, 5.1 percent of homes watched, on average, the best ever in this market for an NBC regular-season game.

Buffalo was next at 4.5 percent, followed by Boston (2.9), Detroit (2.3) and Providence (2.3).

Tags: NBC , NHL , Rangers

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