3.15 Nielsen Household Rating
New York, NY (December 29, 2011) – Last night’s New York Knicks-Golden State Warriors game on MSG Network – the first regular season game of the 2011-12 season for MSG – scored a 3.15 Nielsen household rating, the highest household rating for a regular season game started at 10:00 p.m. or later since March 31, 2000 when the team played in Vancouver (3.16 HH).
Last season, the first Knicks regular season west coast game (November 17, 2010 at Sacramento) scored a 0.86 HH rating and for the entire 2010-11 Knicks season, regular season west coast games averaged a 1.00 HH rating. The game also outperformed last season’s first regular season Knicks game on MSG Network when the team played at Toronto (October 27, 2010) and garnered a 1.65 HH rating.
In April 2004, Nielsen switched to the Local People Meter (LPM) methodology in New York.
As the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, MSG Networks telecasts nearly 400 live professional games per year. MSG Networks also telecasts 150 live college basketball games and 50 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC, Pac 12, Big 12), as well as other award-winning original programming. MSG Networks has won 63 New York Emmy Awards over the last four years, more than any New York station or network.