VERSUS Slumps to 3.1 Million For Game 4
June 8, 2010 4 Comments
For the first time in this series, a Stanley Cup Final broadcast disappointed.
The NHL On VERSUS drew 3.1 million viewers for their broadcast of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday night. This is down 9% from last year’s Game 4, which aired on a Thursday night and featured Detroit vs. Pittsburgh. It is the first game of this year’s series to go down from the 2009 Final. The game was also, as Darren Rovell of CNBC points out, beaten by the National Spelling Bee Championship on ABC. Sigh.
Anyway, the NHL Stanley Cup Final averaged 4.25 million viewers through its’ first four games (1-2 on NBC, 3-4 on VERSUS) up 5% from 4.05 million after four games last year. VERSUS’ two broadcasts of the Final averaged 3.369 million viewers, also up 5% from the 3.212 million average from last year’s Game 3-4, and the network’s best two-game average for the Final on record.