Eastern Conference Final Continues Solid Run on VERSUS

While the Western Conference Final continues to decrease in viewers, the Eastern Conference Final remains fairly strong for VERSUS.

VERSUS’ Monday night broadcast of Game 5 between the Lightning and Bruins drew 1.51 million viewers for the network. It was up 8% from the network’s telecast of Game 3 between the same two teams (1,405,000 viewers on 5/19/11), but was slightly below the viewership levels for Games 1 (1,541,000 viewers on 5/14/11) and 2 (1,562,000 viewers on 5/17/11).

So far, VERSUS has averaged 1.50 million viewers for the Eastern Conference Final through four telecasts.

Top 10 in Viewers For 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs on VERSUS

1. Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 2 (5/2/11) – 1,699,000 viewers
2. Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 5 (5/8/11) – 
1,627,000 viewers
3. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, Game 2 (5/17/11) – 1,562,000 viewers
4. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, Game 1 (5/14/11) – 1,541,000 viewers
5. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, Game 5 (5/23/11) – 1,516,000 viewers
6. Boston vs. Tampa Bay, Game 3 (5/19/11) – 1,405,000 viewers
7. Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 2 (5/1/11) – 
1,261,000 viewers
8. Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 7 (5/12/11) – 
1,251,000 viewers
9. Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 3 (5/4/11) - 
1,234,000 viewers
10. Vancouver vs. Chicago, Game 6 (4/24/11) – 
1,157,000 viewers

VERSUS Conference Final numbers

Western Conference (San Jose vs. Vancouver)
Game 1 (5/15/11): 
1,009,000 viewers
Game 2 (5/18/11): 847,000 viewers
Game 3 (5/20/11): 714,000 viewers
Average: 856,000 viewers

Eastern Conference (Tampa Bay vs. Boston)
Game 1 (5/14/11): 
1,540,000 viewers
Game 2 (5/17/11): 1,562,000 viewers
Game 3 (5/19/11): 1,405,000 viewers
Game 5 (5/23/11): 1,516,000 viewers
Average : 
1,505,750 viewers

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Steve Lepore is the Managing Editor of Puck the Media. His work has been featured in The Hockey News. Feel free to contact him at stevemlepore@gmail.com

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