VERSUS Draws Best Numbers Ever for Bruins-Flyers

From NBC Sports:

Game 1 of NHL Opening Night on VERSUS between Philadelphia and Boston last night averaged 874,000 viewers and was the most watched regular season game ever on the network, beating the Pittsburgh/Philadelphia game on 12/14/11 (750,000). This was also VERSUS’ most watched regular season game ever among M18-49 and M25-54.

· The game was up 20% from last year’s Opening Night game between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh (730,000).

· This was the second most watched Opening Night game on cable on record, behind ESPN’s 2001/02 season opener (Colorado/Pittsburgh on 10/09/02; 927,000 viewers)

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3 Responses to VERSUS Draws Best Numbers Ever for Bruins-Flyers

  1. Kevin says:

    Told you. It was a good game but not great. A great game and Nielsen’s Guess-Machine probably would’ve given them 1 million+

    • nosferatu says:

      Not having to go against an intense and compelling New York-Detroit baseball deciding playoff game would make a big difference too. Maybe not to get it up to a million, but much closer (especially considering those markets would definitely bring some crossover hockey viewers).

  2. kevin says:

    Boston moves the needle as far as viewers are concerned. If they remain very good it will be good for VERSUS. Now that the Phillies choked that should help the Flyers numbers as well……but I doubt it.

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