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Red Wings and Penguins set record high ratings for Versus

March 24, 2010

Photo Credit: The Detroit News / David Guralnick

This story is brought to us by our good friend Wade Fink over at The Honolulu Blue.

The Red Wings and Penguins Stanley Cup rematch on Monday drew the largest TV audience for a regular season game in Versus history. Approximately 622,000 people watch the game. NHL release:

“Versus earned a .7 National HH rating and averaged 622,000 viewers for the March 22 Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings game making it Versus’ highest-rated and most-watched NHL regular season game in network history and the most-watched NHL regular season telecast on U.S. cable since 2004. The game peaked at a .9 National HH rating and 760,000 viewers during the live telecast.

“Monday night’s game surpassed VERSUS’ previous highs set by the Philadelphia Flyers-Washington Capitals game on October 27, 2009 in terms of HH rating (.6) and the Toronto Maple Leafs-Detroit Red Wings 2008-09 season-opening game on October 9, 2008 in average viewership (577,000).

“Locally, Pittsburgh delivered a 6.7 HH rating and Detroit earned a 4.7 HH rating making VERSUS the top-rated cable network and also one of the top networks (among both cable and broadcast) in both cities.”

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