Duff: Fox Sports Detroit’s Wings ratings down for 2017-18 season

According to Hockeybuzz’s Bob Duff, the Red Wings had a rough go in the ratings business this past season:

Missing the playoffs the past two seasons evidently has more people opting to miss the Red Wings. Broadcasts of Detroit games this past season on Fox Sports Detroit showed a 27 percent decrease in ratings, which was the third-lowest among NHL teams. Only the Chicago Blackhawks (29 percent) and New York Rangers (36 percent showed a larger decline in viewership.


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3 thoughts on “Duff: Fox Sports Detroit’s Wings ratings down for 2017-18 season”

  1. Hey, I still watched every game (except the Phoenix games because stupid black-outs).

  2. I shut my games off more quickly than in previous years.

    They didnt ever seem to come back.

    The best game of the year was the choke job against the Islanders.

  3. One thing that is never really discussed on here is how boring this team has been to watch the last 3-4 seasons. Both the style of play (very limited skill or puck possession) and the lack of star power of players. Very boring, chip and chase hockey. Lots of icings, unable to make plays. Combine that with the fact that they aren’t a playoff team and this is certainly not a surprise.

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