MSGN Scores Top 2013 NHL Telecast with Rangers-Devils

Nov. 12 Contest is Highest-Rated Sports Telecast in New York DMA among Men 25-54

MSG Network’s coverage of the latest installment of the Hudson River Rivalry scored the RSN’s top New York Rangers’ ratings of the 2013-14 NHL season.

The Nov. 12 telecast of the New Jersey Devils’ 3-2 win over the Broadway Blueshirts averaged a season-high 1.82 household rating in the New York DMA, a 2.29 mark with men 25 to 54 and a 1.41 against adults 25-54, according to Nielsen data.

MSG’s 16th Rangers’ telecast of the season proved to be the top-rated sports show Tuesday among men 25 to 54 in New York, outpointing a pair of high-profile ESPN college basketball games (a 1.47 in the demo for Kansas-Duke, and a 1.31 for Michigan State-Kentucky) and NBA TV’s coverage of Detroit-Golden State (a 0.66).