FS Detroit Has Ratings Momentum For Game 7 In Motown

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The Nielsens figure to be higher with the Detroit Red Wings season on the line tonight at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings-Anaheim Ducks will engage in Game 7 dramatics during the second round of the NHL playoffs, following Detroit's 2-1 loss in Orange County Tuesday. That game on May 12 scored a 13.5 rating, translating into  260,145 households for Fox Sports Detroit in the Motor City, according to Nielsen Media Research data. That made it the top show in the DMA Tuesday night and the fifth-most-watched game in the 12-year history of the RSN. Moreover, it came hard on the skates of the network's 17.1 mark for FS Detroit's presentation of the Red Wings's Game 5 win over the Ducks on May 10.
The RSN's coverage Tuesday night from 10 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. topped Fox's American Idol (a 13.2 in the 8 p.m. hour), NBC's The Biggest Loser (a 10.2 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) and ABC's Dancing With the Stars (a 9.6 in the 9 p.m. hour).
During the 2009 NHL playoffs, FS Detroit has averaged a 12.0 rating in the DMA for seven Red Wings telecasts, a 32% increase from last year's postseason 9.1 average for five telecasts.
Tonight, FS Detroit holds regional exclusivity for the decisive seventh game, which faces off at 7 p.m. Versus has the national coverage.

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