BREAKING: VERSUS Draws Highest-Rated Opening Night Ever

From Sports Business Daily (H/T Schuyler Baehman):

Versus notched its most-watched NHL opening night in the net’s history, with an average of 832,781 viewers for Capitals-Bruins and Sharks-Avalanche. Capitals-Bruins, the earlier game, earned a 0.55 fast national Nielsen rating, up 12% from a 0.49 for last year’s Red Wings-Maple Leafs game, making it the highest-rated regular-season game ever on the net. Sharks-Avalanche earned a 0.37, up 37% from a 0.27 for the Bruins-Avalanche game in ’08 (Versus).

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