PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The NHL returned to a full 82-game season this past year, after playing a COVID-shortened season in 2021.
With the return to 82 games, the NHL saw a dip in regular-season television ratings, according to a report from Sports Business Journal.
Their report found that in the United States, team's TV ratings fell by 23-percent as a whole.
The Penguins this year had the league's highest TV ratings, averaging a 5.43 rating, but even that was 30-percent below last year.
This is nothing new for the Pens as they have posted the best ratings in the league in nine of the last 16 years.
A team with the biggest swing in ratings was the Arizona Coyotes, who saw a decrease of 58-percent from last season.
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