Colorado Avalanche TV ratings down 57 percent this year, per report

The Avalanche’s TV ratings on Altitude have fallen by 57 percent this year compared to last year, according to the SportsBusiness Journal.

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Defenseman Tyson Barrie signed a four-year, $22 million contract over the weekend. (Sergei/Flickr0

It's been a rough year for Tyson Barrie and the Colorado Avalanche. (Sergei/Flickr)

The Colorado Avalanche are on pace to have their worst season since the franchise moved to the Centennial State from Quebec in 1995. And interest in the team is rapidly waning.

The Avalanche’s TV ratings on Altitude have fell 57 percent this year compared to last year, according to the SportsBusiness Journal. The SportsBusiness Journal collected ratings data on 21 United States-based teams. Colorado experienced the most significant drop-off of any of those teams.

The Avalanche (14-33-2) have the fewest points in the NHL (30) and rank dead last in goals scored per game (2.0), goals allowed per game (3.4) and goal differential (-69). The Arizona Coyotes (17-28-6), who are the second-worst team in hockey, have 40 points and a -45 goal differential in two more games played than Colorado.

The Avalanche had lost nine games in a row prior to beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Saturday. They next play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday at the Pepsi Center.

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