Sharks-Rangers Draws Low Numbers with No New Yorkers Watching
November 7, 2011 3 Comments
This year’s experiment with using certain NHL teams so much that some of their games have to blacked out in local markets has proved again to be a bit of a stumbling block for VERSUS, as that continued with last week’s Sharks/Rangers game.
The Monday night game between San Jose and New York drew just 169,000 viewers, the second-lowest for a primetime game on the network this season. There was no comparable telecast from last season. The game aired on MSG Network in the New York/Metropolitan area.
VERSUS Numbers for Monday, October 31
6:00 p.m. ET – NBC Sports Talk, 17,000
6:30 p.m. ET – NHL Live, 45,000
7:00 p.m. ET – San Jose vs. NY Rangers, 169,000
9:37 p.m. ET – NHL Live, 62,000
10:00 p.m. ET – NHL Overtime, 18,000
(Source: Son of the Bronx)