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Playoff viewership up 40%, Rogers says

Media | 04/21/2015 3:47 pm EDT

Viewership of the first round of the NHL playoffs is 40 per cent higher than last year at an average of 1.36 million viewers, Rogers Communications Inc. spokeswoman Jennifer Neziol said in an email. Citing data from Numeris, she said the games between the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens are attracting an average of 3.22 million viewers, which is 58 per cent higher the first round series between the same two teams in 2013, "and the highest average for either team in five years.” The games between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames are attracting an average of 1.9...