Sunday night gave NBC Sports Network a milestone that they couldn't reach at any point during last season.
Their telecast of the St. Louis Blues exciting, 5-4 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild scored 401,000 viewers for the network. That marked the third consecutive NBCSN regular season telecast to hit over 400,000 viewers, something the network was unable to accomplish at any point last season. It'll be a tough streak to keep up with tonight's Islanders-Penguins game, as the broadcast is blacked out on NBCSN in Pittsburgh.
The NBC Sports Network is now currently averaging 491,000 viewers through five telecasts. As a reminder, the NBC Sports Network average for the 2011-12 season was 332,000.
2013 NHL on NBC Sports Network Ratings
Sunday, Jan. 20
10 p.m. ET, Chicago vs. Phoenix - 260,000 viewers
Monday, Jan. 21
7:30 p.m. ET, Detroit vs. Columbus - 390,000 viewers
Tuesday, Jan. 22
7:30 p.m. ET, Philadelphia vs. New Jersey - 449,000 viewers
Wednesday, Jan. 23
7:30 p.m. ET, Boston vs. NY Rangers - 956,000 viewers
Sunday, Jan. 27
8 p.m. ET, Minnesota vs. St. Louis - 401,000 viewers