By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pens led the NHL’s local TV ratings this season, according to the Sports Business Journal.

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Ratings published by the SBJ Thursday put the Penguins not only at the top for hockey, but also at the top of all U.S.-based NHL teams and NBA teams included in the rankings.

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The SBJ says the Pens averaged a 7.79 rating. Other teams in the top five were Las Vegas, St. Louis, Buffalo and Boston.

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The Penguins say this puts them in the number one or two spot for local TV ratings for the past 15 consecutive years.