VERSUS Gives Sharks Credit in Big Ratings Boost, Local Ratings Go Up For Game 3

A lot of info from Sharkspage.  First, this quote from VERSUS chief Marc Fein:

“The Sharks have been one of the top teams in the league the past few years, but have never raised the coveted Stanley Cup,” Marc Fein, Versus EVP of Programming, Production and Business Operations said of the viewership boom for San Jose vs Detroit. “This year they’re the top-seeded team in the West with a roster full of household names battling against the Red Wings, one of the NHL’s most storied teams with multiple Cup wins recently, so it’s natural that games in this series will draw huge national interest.”

And secondly, this piece on the CSN local numbers for Game 3:

Comcast SportsNet California’s telecast of last night’s (Tuesday, May 4) San Jose Sharks-Detroit Red Wings game three of the Western Conference Semifinal series delivered an average 4.11 television household rating.  An average of over 102,000 households were watching in the SanFrancisco/Oakland/San Jose television market. The game drew a peak audience of over 176,000 households (7.06 rating).

Again, thanks to big chief Jon Swenson for the info.

3 Responses to VERSUS Gives Sharks Credit in Big Ratings Boost, Local Ratings Go Up For Game 3

  1. kevin says:

    Please….4.1 is not a great rating. It should be alot closer to a 10..This is why you don’t see San Jose on NBC

  2. CHris says:

    I agree with Kevin…that is not very good for a Semifinal.
    Teams like Minnesota, St. Louis would be in the 10-15 range for a semifinal.

  3. Rindu Muncie says:

    It peaked at a 7 rating which is VERY good for the Bay Area. Closer to 10 is like Chicago, which is different because Chicago has less pro sports teams than the Bay Area.

    Sharks/Bruins in Feb 09 was the highest rated game EVER on Versus for regular season. Sharks/Wings Game 2 this series was the highest rated second round game on cable since an Avs/Wings game in 2001.

    What’s the common denominator? The Sharks. Are you listening NBC???

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