NHL Lights Lamp for Versus


Versus Monday said it garnered record ratings during its opening night coverage of the NHL, pulling a 0.5 and 0.3 rating, respectively, for a pair of Oct. 9 games.

The Toronto-Detroit matchup delivered a 0.5 rating and more than 572,000 total viewers while the nightcap featuring the Boston Bruins and the Colorado Avalanche checked in with a 0.3 rating.

Versus said the Toronto-Detroit telecast was the most-watched regular season game in network history, with more than 360,000 households tuning in.

The national household rating for the two games enjoyed a 33-percent increase compared to the opening night games last year, while total viewership rose 17 percent (413,892 vs. 353,269).