Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Hits Series High, Nearly Playoff High For VERSUS

While the Western Conference Final continued to slump along on VERSUS, their counterparts in the east managed to continue their rising viewer numbers.

The terrific Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final between Boston and Tampa Bay drew 1.68 million viewers, marking the best numbers of the series for VERSUS, and falling 18,000 viewers short of the network’s top viewership totals for the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs (1,681,000 viewers vs. 1,699,000 viewers for Game 2, BOS/PHI on 5/2/11). It was up 10% from the viewership numbers for VERSUS’ broadcast of Game 5 two nights prior (1,516,000 viewers on 5/23/11).

So far, through five broadcasts, VERSUS have averaged 1.54 million viewers for the Eastern Conference Final, well above the 862,000 for the Western Conference Final. All five games have placed in the Top 10 for VERSUS in viewership during these Stanley Cup Playoffs. VERSUS will televise Game 7 of the series on Friday night.

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
Game 6 (5/25/11): 1,681,000 viewers
Average : 
1,540,800 viewers

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. Boston vs. Tampa Bay, Game 6 (5/25/11) – 1,681,000 viewers
3. Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 5 (5/8/11) – 
1,627,000 viewers
4. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, Game 2 (5/17/11) – 1,562,000 viewers
5. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, Game 1 (5/14/11) – 1,541,000 viewers
6. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, Game 5 (5/23/11) – 1,516,000 viewers
7. Boston vs. Tampa Bay, Game 3 (5/19/11) – 1,405,000 viewers
8. Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 2 (5/1/11) – 
1,261,000 viewers
9. Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 7 (5/12/11) – 
1,251,000 viewers
10. Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 3 (5/4/11) – 
1,234,000 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

One Response to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Hits Series High, Nearly Playoff High For VERSUS

  1. kevin says:

    It’s really going to hurt to see Boston eliminated. They won’t reach these numbers for a Van/TB final on Versus.

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