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    Default NHL vs NBA attendance

    Most people put down the NHL, but going head to head with NBA teams in the same city, the NHL really holds it own for the most part. these are the average attendance figures for the 2011-2012 regular season. keep in mind, the same arenas have a larger capacity for basketball than they do hockey.


    Boston:

    Celtics 18,624
    Bruins 17,564

    Chicago:

    Bulls 22,161
    Blackhawks 21,533


    Dallas:

    Mavericks 20,334
    Stars 14,226

    Denver:

    Nuggets 17,029
    Avalanche 15,498

    Detroit: (different arenas)

    Pistons 14,413
    Red Wings 20,114

    Los Angeles:

    Clippers 19,219
    Lakers 18,997
    Kings 17,920

    Miami: (different arenas)

    Heat 19,935
    Panthers 16,628

    Minnesota: (different arenas)

    Timberwolves 17,490
    Wild 17,772

    New Jersey:

    Nets 13,961
    Devils 15,396

    NYC:

    Knicks 19,763
    Rangers 18,191

    Philadelphia:

    76ers 17,502
    Flyers 20,433

    Phoenix: (different arenas)

    Suns 15,597
    Coyotes 12,420

    Toronto:


    Raptors 16,835
    Maple Leafs 19,506

    Washington DC:

    Wizards 16,728
    Capitals 18,506

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    how are the ratings in comparison?



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    you should also compare WNBA numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by DISCO STU View Post
    how are the ratings in comparison?
    well on a national level (american), the nba crushes the nhl, but locally, in those same cities, the NHL has sort of the same comparison as they do in attendance.

    here are the ratings/attendance from 2 years ago.

    New York
    Ratings
    Knicks - 0.95
    Rangers 0.89
    Attendance
    Rangers 99.3% Capacity
    Knicks 98.7% Capacity

    New Jersey
    Ratings
    Devils 0.58
    Nets 0.29
    Attendance
    Devils 88.2% capacity
    Nets 69.1% capacity

    Los Angeles
    Ratings
    Lakers 3.54
    Kings 0.48
    Clippers 0.44
    Attendance
    Lakers 99.7% capacity
    Kings 93.6% capacity
    Clippers 85.7% capacity

    Chicago
    Ratings
    Blackhawks 2.45
    Bulls 2.35
    Attendance
    Blackhawks 108.3% capacity
    Bulls 99.1% capacity

    Philadelphia
    Ratings
    Flyers 2.18
    76ers 1.24
    Attendance
    Flyers 100.2% capacity
    76ers 70.0% capacity

    Dallas
    Ratings
    Mavericks 2.41
    Stars 0.74
    Attendance
    Mavericks 104.1% capacity
    Stars 92.9% capacity

    Bay Area
    Ratings
    Warriors 1.35
    Sharks 1.11
    Attendance
    Sharks 100.4%
    Warriors 92.0%

    Boston
    Ratings
    Celtics 3.11
    Bruins 2.18
    Attendance
    Bruins 99.0%
    Celtics 97.6%

    Atlanta
    Ratings
    Hawks 1.93/1.66
    Thrashers 0.33
    Attendance
    Hawks 88.3% capacity
    Thrashers 73.4% capacity

    Washington
    Ratings
    Capitals 1.60
    Wizards 1.18
    Attendance
    Capitals 100.0%
    Wizards 80.3%

    Detroit
    Ratings
    Red Wings 4.21
    Pistons 1.98
    Attendance
    Red Wings 97.4% capacity
    Pistons 84.9% capacity

    Phoenix
    Ratings
    Suns 3.18
    Coyotes 0.62
    Attendance
    Suns 95.8% capacity
    Coyotes 68.5% capacity

    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Ratings
    Wild 1.67
    Timberwolves 0.75
    Attendance
    Wild 101.9% capacity
    Timberwolves 78.0% capacity

    Denver
    Ratings
    Nuggets 2.78
    Avalanche 1.56
    Attendance
    Nuggets 93.9% capacity
    Avalanche 77.5% capacity

    Miami
    Ratings
    Heat 2.48
    Panthers 0.25
    Attendance
    Heat 90.5%
    Panthers 78.7%


    Markets Where Hockey Defeats Basketball
    Ratings: 6
    Attendance: 9
    Both: 6

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