MSG Network Tops the New York Market With Tuesday's Knicks-Hornets Game

MSG Network Tops the New York Market With Tuesday's Knicks-Hornets Game

Telecast Beats All Programs in the New York Market in the Key Male Demos With
                     4.16 M18-34 and 3.43 M25-54 Ratings

3.95 Nielsen Household Rating is Highest-Rated Knicks Game on MSG Since March
              30 – Season Average Up 58% Compared to Last Season

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSG Network's Tuesday night game
telecast of the New York Knicks' win over the New Orleans Hornets was the
highest-rated program in the New York market in the key male demos, with
ratings of 4.16 among Males 18 to 34 and 3.43 among Males 25 to 54. As the
top-rated program in the M25-54 demo, the telecast bested popular broadcast
shows "The Voice" on NBC (3.12 M25-54), "NCIS" on CBS (2.61 M25-54) and
Jeopardy on ABC (2.29 M25-54).

The game telecast also garnered a 3.95 Nielsen household rating, making it the
highest-rated game of the 2012-13 season on MSG and highest-rated Knicks game
on MSG since March 30 last season when the Knicks-Hawks tilt garnered a 4.06
household rating.

Through six Nielsen-measured games on MSG this season, Knicks telecasts are
averaging a 3.20 household rating, up 58% over the first six games of the
2011-12 season (2.02 HH rating). (Due to Hurricane Sandy, Nielsen was unable
to report ratings between 10/29/2012 and 11/8/2012, including Knicks games on
11/2, 11/4 and 11/5.)

MSG's Knicks telecasts resume tonight when the team travels to Dallas to face
the Mavericks at 8:30 p.m. Coverage on MSG starts at 8:00 p.m. with "Visa
Knicks Game Night" and continues immediately after the game with the
"Tri-State Ford Knicks Postgame Show" and "Knicks Extra." MSG's original
series "Beginnings" tips off Season 2 at midnight with an episode featuring
Knicks forward Steve Novak as he heads back to his hometown of Brown Deer,

MSG's 2011-12 regular season Knicks telecasts averaged a 3.30 household
rating, making it the highest-rated regular season ever on MSG, dating back to
the start of the 1988-89 NBA season when the network started tracking
household ratings. The 3.30 average household rating was also up 81% compared
to the 2010-11 regular season average (3.30 HH vs. 1.82 HH).

As the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York
Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York
Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of
the New York Giants, MSG Networks telecasts over 400 live professional games
per year. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games
and over 40 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC,
Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and
award-winning original programming. In 2012, MSG Networks earned 16 New York
Emmy Awards, including 14 for MSG – tops in the New York region for the third
year in a row – and two for MSG+. Over the past five years, MSG Networks has
totaled 77 New York Emmy Awards, including 69 for MSG – also the most of any
New York station or network in that time – and eight for MSG+.

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