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.