NHL Coverage Starts Strong On NBC
The much delayed start of the NHL season over protracted negotiations between players and the league scored for NBC. Saturday's two-game regional coverage on the network (Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers) posted a 2.0 overnight rating from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. ET. That was the highest overnight rating for regular-season coverage on any network in more than a decade.