The Devils enjoyed a spike in their television ratings this past season, according to a report from Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record.
Ratings on MSG Plus among viewers 24-54 jumped 78 percent from their totals in 2008-2009. Among all viewers, ratings increased by 48 percent. This was the Devils highest household rating in a decade.
The Devils’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 12 drew a 1.06 rating, the highest viewership ever for a non-metro New York matchup (the Devils versus the Islanders or Rangers).
Despite the team’s lackluster playoff appearance, the Devils ratings continued to jump. Their television ratings jumped 129 percent from the regular season. Among the 24-54 group, the ratings jumped 170 percent.
The Devils now rank seventh in the NHL for average number of American households.