SHARKS PLAYOFF RATINGS UP 27% FOR GAME 4, UP 14% FOR SERIESA recent article by John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal ranked regular season television ratings numbers for 22 regional broadcasts. The Pittsburgh Penguins on FS Pittsburgh lead the NHL ratings drive in 2009-10 with an 8.05 average (up 26.2%), followed by solid ratings in traditional markets for MSG Buffalo (6.45, down 19%), FS Detroit (4.21, up 5.3%) and CSN Chicago (2.45, up 131.1%). Steve Lepore posted a team-by-team ratings/households chart available at Puck the Media.In the first year since switching from CSN Bay Area to CSN California, CSNCA Sharks broadcasts finished 12th among the 22 listed teams with a 1.11 regular season average (down 20.7%), and 28,000 households (down 20%). CSN California playoff ratings are...

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