This new plan appears TV friendly and could boost the ratings locally and nationally.
Oh, so people are lamenting lower NHL viewership ratings during the Kings-Devils Stanley Cup final are they? It's nothing new.
If an NHL team doesn't play in the Ontario, Quebec, or the US Northeast, does it exist to the traditional hockey media?
A lot of people, both in Philadelphia and nationally, watched hockey on Tuesday night. So much so that Versus broke records for the game, which saw the Flyers snap the Penguins 12-game winning...
The network’s broadcast of the first Coyotes-Bruins game at Noon ET/10 AM AZT on Saturday drew an 0.1 HH rating and 116,000 viewers, ahead of all but one of VERSUS’ three other NHL Premiere telecasts (SJ/CBJ Friday – 120,000 viewers) but still fairly low, considering the game had the advantage of airing on a weekend when most were home and available to watch. The numbers may have been cannibalized by the fact that NESN in the New England region was allowed to produce their own local telecast, and that the game was airing in the early morning for much of the country, including the Phoenix market.
-Puck The Media on the disappointing NHL Premiere TV ratings that Versus DIDN'T put out a press release about (unlike the boffo opening night evening numbers). Check out PTM for a complete roundup and analysis.
Stanley Cup Final TV ratings are in -- and the NHL should be pleased. How will this affect its next TV deal?
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18, 2010)-VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, averaged a 1.0 HH rating and 1.041 million viewers for its 2010 Conference Semifinal coverage, making it cable's most-watched second round on record. The average viewership surpasses the entire second round cable average of all prior Playoff seasons through 1994, which is the first Playoff season with available Nielsen electronic ratings and viewership history for the NHL on cable.
-From a Versus press release. This basically kills the notion that no one can find Versus.
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