Celtics Enjoying Best Season Ever on CSNNE

Here is some information passed along by Comcast SportsNet New England:

The Celtics are on pace to set multiple ratings benchmarks on Comcast SportsNet New England this season. The team is on track for the highest-rated season in the network’s 30-year Celtics history. Through 46 games this season, Comcast SportsNet is averaging a 4.7 rating, which equals an estimated 188,000 New England homes, a 42 percent increase over the 3.3 average rating posted this time last season. Comcast SportsNet is on pace to shatter its previous season-high rating record of 3.5, posted during the 2008-09 season. Since Comcast SportsNet purchased the network in 2007, ratings for the Celtics have increased 176 percent.

During the season, Comcast SportsNet has set all-time highs for a single regular season game telecast, season opener telecast, as well as pre-game and post game shows.

Highlights from the season include:

  • Highest rated regular season telecast in history – 7.5 rating (estimated 300,000 New England homes) on November 17, 2010
  • Highest rated post-game show in history (including playoffs) – 4.9 rating (196,000 New England homes) for New England Ford Dealers Celtics Postgame Live on January 5, 2011
  • Highest rated pre-game show in history (including playoffs) – 2.6 rating (estimated 104,000 New England homes) for Celtics Pre-Game Live presented by Ace Tickers on February 10, 2011
  • Highest rated first telecast of the season – 5.6 (224,000 New England homes) for Celtics vs. Cavaliers on October, 27, 2010
  • 110 percent increase in Celtics Postgame Live – 2.4 vs. 1.2.
  • 32 percent increase in Celtics Pre-Game Live – 9 vs. .7.
  • Two telecasts surpassing a 7.0 rating (only one other in network history)
  • Eight regular season telecasts surpassing a 6.0 rating (previous high – two games in 2008-09)
  • 146 percent increase with females 25-54 on 2010-11 telecasts – 2.36 vs. .96

During the season, Comcast SportsNet has shared 11 telecasts with national networks ESPN and TNT and Comcast SportsNet’s telecasts, featuring 30-year telecast tandem Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn, have out rated the national competitors by 88 percent.

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With the NBA All Star Game this weekend, look at what some of the seats around the Staples Center are going for:

Celtics/Heat More In Demand Than Celtics/Lakers

Looking at the trends for the Celtics this week, the data shows that Celtics fans are more excited to see an Eastern conference than a rematch of last year’s finals. Both games are also down significantly this week: down 14% for tonight’s game and down 21% for Sunday.

This could be due to tonight’s game being a night game with the Sunday one being a more friendly 1:00PM start.

Celtics/Lakers – Finals vs. Regular Season Prices

Interesting comparison here between prices in Los Angeles for the NBA Finals last June, and for this Sunday’s regular season rematch.

If you’re a Celtics fan who happens to be in Los Angeles – there are 37 tickets still available for less than $190, and the best deals can be found in the 300-level TiqZones.

Ticket Watch – Patriots/Jets 7-Day Tracker

Here’s a quick peek at the 7-day ticket trend heading into Patriots/Jets this weekend. As you can see, prices are actually declining, premium prices topped out at 64% above avg on 1/11.

Click on the image to look for ticket bargains.

Ticket Watch – Celtics Week Ahead

Taking a minute from the Patriots/Jets hype, (so much for the idea Rex Ryan was going lay low this week) here’s a look at the ticket situation for the Celtics this week.

The Houston and Sacramento games are currently selling at prices 58% and 48% below the Celtics season avg. The Friday/weekend bump is clearly bringing up the price of the Charlotte game.

Ticket Watch – The Week For The Celtics

Missed Storm Means Patriots Ticket Opportunity

Earlier in the week when it appeared that New England might be in line for a Nor’easter on Sunday night into Monday, tickets for Patriots/Packers flooded the secondary market, resulting in great deals.  Now the the forecast for the storm to miss us, it’s a great opportunity to see the hottest team in the NFL.

Click on the image for more deals.

Opening Night Leads The Way In Celtics Ticket Demand

As you might expect, Tuesday night’s season opener against the Miami Heat is the most in-demand game of the Celtics season, with Miami’s visit on 2/13 and the Lakers arrival on 2/10 close behind.

Right now tickets for opening night are at Patriots-level, fetching an average of almost $300 per ticket.

We’ve also got a new Celtics ticket buying page, which can be accessed by clicking on the image above or by visiting BSMW Tickets.

Bruins Tickets For Capitals and Rangers Trending Down

Hoping to catch the Bruins in the early going? Waiting until the last minute might pay off, as ticket prices on the secondary market have dipped for the home opener tonight against the Capitals and Saturday’s game with the Rangers:

Many of the tickets have instant delivery, so you can print them at home. (Choose the e-ticket filter.)

Top Games In Bruins 2010/11 Schedule

The Bruins have started one of the most-anticipated seasons in recent memory, and already there are some interesting ticket trends emerging.

This chart shows the top games in terms of ticket price and demand for this season:

The March 29th game against the Stanley Cup  champion Chicago Blackhawks is the top game on the schedule, along with an April 9th game against the Senators and a January 15th  matchup with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Boston Sports Ticket Watch Bruins page gives you all you need to find the best deal on Bruins tickets. Check out the page for this Thursday’s matchup with the Washington Capitals.

There are some great new features on the TiqIQ interface, there is now an “all-in price” feature, which gives the buyer the ability to hover over the ticket price and see a total cost of their desired transaction.  The hovering detail shows the base price as well as any fees charged by the vendor that go along with the purchase. 

There is also now an e-ticket filter that, if selected, will only show the e-ticket option – this helps if you’re hoping to get the tickets immediately, via email.