Pens/Flyers is Most-Watched Regular Season Game in VERSUS History
December 16, 2010 Leave a comment
NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 16, 2010)—VERSUS averaged 750,000 viewers for the Pittsburgh Penguins/Philadelphia Flyers telecast on Tuesday, December 14, making it the most-watched regular-season game in network history and surpassing the previous high set by the same two teams in this year’s season-opener on October 7, 2010 (730,000 viewers). The telecast, which peaked at nearly one million viewers between 9:15-9:30 p.m. ET, was the most-watched NHL regular-season game on cable since December 2003.
Locally, VERSUS was the #1 rated cable network in both the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia markets on Tuesday night. Both markets saw drastic increases over their 2009-10 regular-season averages with Pittsburgh receiving a 11.2 HH rating (up 50%) and Philadelphia delivering a 3.5 HH rating (up 42%). The game was also the highest rated regular-season game ever on VERSUS in the Philadelphia market, beating the previous record set by the New Jersey/Philadelphia game on March 23, 2009.
VERSUS prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand, VERSUS HD and VERSUS 3D). Now in more than 75 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football and college basketball programming. The network is home to the best outdoor programming on television and airs original programs not available anywhere else, including The T.Ocho Show. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.