NASHVILLE -– Following a successful season capped by a Stanley Cup Final appearance, both viewership and attendance for Nashville Predators games have soared during the 2017-18 season.
Games televised on FOX Sports Tennessee are delivering triple-digit growth versus the 2016-17 season in the Nashville DMA, with an average household rating of 1.9, up 142% through February 3, 2018 – 43 games – on the network.
Mirroring ratings success, Predators games streamed on FOX Sports GO have also seen significant growth over the same time period versus last season. Average minutes streamed per game are up 562%, unique streamers per game are up 374%, and total streams per game are up 347%. All Predators games televised on FOX Sports Tennessee are also available on FOX Sports GO
Attendance at Bridgestone Arena has complemented viewership trends, with a streak of 88 consecutive sold-out Predators games, to date, since April 2, 2016. The team also set a new all-time attendance record with 17,543 fans on Saturday, February 3, against the New York Rangers at Bridgestone Arena. And for the first time in franchise history, there is a waitlist for season tickets.
Additionally, on Saturday, January 20, FOX Sports Tennessee’s Predators LIVE postgame show won an Emmy® Award for Best Sportscast from the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Hosted by Lyndsay Rowley and Terry Crisp, the show delivers the latest team news following Predators games.
FOX Sports Tennessee is the exclusive regional home of the Nashville Predators, televising all games locally available and reaching more than seven million households throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
The Predators will return to FOX Sports Tennessee, tonight, Thursday, February 15, against the Calgary Flames, with Predators LIVE at 6:30 p.m. CT, followed by the game at 7:00 p.m. CT.
Predators fans can find exclusive game-day content, special features and videos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About FOX Sports Tennessee
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast — FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and FOX Sports Southeast — collectively reach more than 13 million households across seven states. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta United, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, St. Louis Cardinals, UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, and Big East Conference. Combined, the networks televise nearly 1,400 live events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.
About FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports GO is a free app that provides live streaming video of more than 3,100 live events. It is currently available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Roku players and Roku TV, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.
About the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators became the National Hockey League’s 27th team on May 4, 1998 and have evolved from a young expansion franchise into a staple of the Middle Tennessee community in the 19 years since. The team strives each season to reach its One Goal: becoming a Stanley Cup Champion hockey team while making Bridgestone Arena number one sports and entertainment venue in the United States. With One Goal in mind, the team saw its greatest success in team history when they made it to Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.