In a new report by Sports Business Daily, the Florida Panthers’ TV ratings are so bad their games get less viewers than infomercials. The Panthers average only 3,000 viewers a game, the worst of the 22 teams studied.
AbCoaster exercise equipment, the Ninja Professional Blender and the Chopper and Ice Crusher all got higher ratings for their infomercials.
To put into perspective how bad it really is, the Pittsburgh Penguins have the largest audience in the NHL, averaging 105,000 households a game. The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings are second and third in NHL ratings. In the Panthers’ defense, Florida isn’t really a hockey market… despite the Tampa Bay Lightning getting 15,000 viewers!