Sabres-Lightning Down From 2010, Best VERSUS Numbers Since Opening Night

VERSUS scored decent numbers for Tuesday night’s Sabres-Lightning game, but still trail the numbers from last season.

The network’s telecast of Buffalo-Tampa Bay averaged 338,000 viewers, the best numbers for a VERSUS broadcast since Opening Night (though only the second telecast since opening night where both local markets involved with the game could watch) but down 3% from last year’s comparable telecast (Buffalo-Philadelphia, 347,000 viewers on 10/26/10). The truncated NHL Live post-game show drew 228,000 viewers, up a substantial 59% from last year’s comparable Hockey Central (94,000 on 10/26/10).

VERSUS returns to it’s Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday rotation this week with Sharks/Rangers on Monday, Ducks/Capitals on Tuesday, and Flyers/Sabres on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 25th on VERSUS

6:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Talk – 24,000
7:00 p.m. ET,
NHL Live – 88,000
7:30 p.m. ET,
Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo – 338,000
10:12 p.m. ET,
NHL Live – 228,000
10:30 p.m. ET,
NHL Overtime - 56,000

VERSUS Numbers Through October 30th

October 6
7:00
Boston vs. Philadelphia – 874,000
10:00
Pittsburgh vs. Vancouver – 342,000

October 7
1:00
NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles – 101,000

October 8
1:00
NY Rangers vs. Anaheim – 124,000

October 10
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Washington – 162,000

October 11
7:30
Florida vs. Pittsburgh – 216,000

October 12
7:30
Boston vs. Carolina – 312,000

October 17
7:30
Colorado vs. Toronto – 218,000

October 18
7:30
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota – 286,000

October 25
7:30
Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo – 338,000

(Source: Son of the Bronx)

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One Response to Sabres-Lightning Down From 2010, Best VERSUS Numbers Since Opening Night

  1. Sean says:

    Fox and DirecTV agree on new deal.

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