According to Michael Felger on WEEI this morning, last night’s local TV ratings break down as follows:

  • Boston Bruins on NESN, 7:00pm – 10.2
  • Boston Celtics on TNT, 8:00pm – 12.2
  • Boston Red Sox on NESN, 10:00pm – 4.5

Update – According to NESN, the Red Sox number was really 5.5 – since the game was also shown on NESNPlus channels, and those weren’t factored into the 4.5 number.

The Bruins rating was the second highest Bruins rating in NESN history, behind only the 2004 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 (11.2).

NESN’s ratings in the key demographic categories also established benchmarks, including an 11.4 for Men 25-54 and an 8.6 for Adults 25-54. The Men 25-54 demo rating was #1 in the Boston DMA on Tuesday night while the Adults 25-54 demo rating was second in the market only to American Idol.


4 thoughts on “The Ratings Game

  1. Here are Sunday’s ratings, from Watchdog:

    Rays at Red Sox (regular season), ESPN: 10.8 percent of households

    Celtics at Magic (Game 4, second round), TNT: 10.0

    Hurricanes at Bruins (Game 5, second round), Versus: 6.7


  2. I’m flying out to SFO tomorrow morning to meet up with my son, who lives near San Mateo. He and I are big Bruins fans but he tells me that tomorrow’s Versus game is Anaheim-Detroit. Is there anyplace in that neck of the woods where I’d have even the slightest chance of seeing this game on a real TV? My son manages to pull in some Bruins games via the Internet, but that’s not very appealing to me since tomorrow is Boston’s biggest game of the year to date! Arggghhhh!


    1. If you go into the city of SF, I think there is a Boston sports-themed bar or two out there, which might show the game for you. I don’t have the names off the top of my head though…


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