More VERSUS Playoff Viewership Numbers

From Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek:

Meanwhile, in other playoff news, Versus scored with the first five games of its NHL postseason coverage, as the Comcast-owned net averaged 543,000 total viewers, up 22 percent from last year (447,000).

Versus’ deliveries were the highest for a cable network since the first five games of the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Moreover, the net is seeing improvement among the key male demos, including men 25-54 (up 18 percent), men 18-49 (up 8 percent) and men 18-34 (up 6 percent).

Thus far, Versus’ biggest draw has been Game 2 of the Canadiens-Capitals series, which drew 731,000 viewers Saturday night. The game surpassed the previous high set by Game 7 of a Flyers-Caps set that drew 682,000 viewers on April 22, 2008.

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One Response to More VERSUS Playoff Viewership Numbers

  1. kevin says:

    It’s weird that Saturday nite was the biggest draw…..looks like Versus picked the wrong series. What would the ratings have been if they did games 3 & 4 as well?????

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