Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lacrosse Beats the NHL in Ratings...

Who's next? Figure Skating? Original story is here.

New York Titans Lacrosse TV Ratings Beat the NHLSaturday night's New York Titans vs. Rochester Knighthawks National Lacrosse League game on Sportsnet New York (SNY) registered a higher Nielsen television rating than its head-to-head competition, the New York Islanders hockey on Fox Sport New York (FSNY) and the New Jersey Devils hockey on MSG.The Titans-Knighthawks game – won by 22-18 by Rochester – earned a .14 rating on SNY for its 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm Saturday telecast. The NHL Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres game on FSNY from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm on Saturday earned a .11 rating. The New Jersey Devils game against Florida on MSG from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm earned a .01 rating, according to Nielsen.In the game against the Knighthawks, Rochester's John Grant set an NLL record with 15 points, registering nine goals and six assists. See the game story on the News Page.A crowd of 13,127 attended the Titans home opener, an 11-9 win over the Chicago Shamrox on Jan. 20, the first-ever lacrosse game at Madison Square Garden. The Titans next home game will be February 17, 8:00 p.m. at Madison Square Garden against the Minnesota Swarm.For more information on the New York Titans, go to http://www.nytitans.com/

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