VERSUS Finally Hypes Bruins-Sharks Ratings

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 13, 2009)-VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition and the exclusive cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), earned a .5 national HH rating for the San Jose Sharks/Boston Bruins telecast on Tuesday, February 10, making it the most-watched regular-season game ever among households (377,589), beating the Pittsburgh Penguins/Detroit Red Wings 2008 Stanley Cup Final re-match on November 11.  The game was also the most-watched regular season game ever on VERSUS among Men 25-54.

Locally, Boston received a 3.1 HH rating and the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose market delivered a 1.3 HH rating, making VERSUS the #1 and #2 rated cable network in the markets, respectively, during the time period.  

VERSUS continues to see dramatic gains in viewership for the 2008-09 regular season as compared to the same time period last year.  Through 38 games, VERSUS has garnered a 29-percent increase in household impressions, 30-percent growth in total viewership and substantial viewership growth among all key male demos: Men 18-34 (up 74%), Men 18-49 (up 58%) and Men 25-54 (up 51%).

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