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High TV ratings for Game 1

According to MSG,  Wednesday night's telecast of Game 1 generated a 3.45 household Nielsen rating, making it the highest-rated Rangers game since May 8, 1997 when the Rangers faced the Devils in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The game was also the highest-rated event on MSG Plus since 2004.

Compared to the 2009 Playoffs, when the Rangers also faced the Capitals in the first round, the rating was up 40 percent (3.45 HH vs. 2.47 HH).

In the male 18-34 demographic, the game produced a 3.75 rating, which was second overall compared to other programs in the New York region that aired last night during primetime, just behind Modern Family (3.76 M18-34) and  ahead of American Idol (2.85 M18-34).



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