Ratings Roundup: Versus Logs 11.76 Local Rating for Bruins Game 3

The broadcast of the Boston Bruins–Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup Playoff Game 3 matchup saw an 11.76 rating on Versus in Boston. It was the highest rating locally for an NHL game on Versus. In 2010, the Bruins faced the Flyers in postseason play, and Versus garnered an average 7.98 rating, an increase of 3.78 from the previous year. The Bruins’ victory gathered a higher rating than the Celtics’ loss to the Heat in Game 2 (11.1 rating) of the NBA Playoff series the night before. The Bruins’ victory over the Flyers puts them up 3-0 in the series…

…The NBA Playoffs’ consistent ratings reached a new benchmark on Wednesday with Game 2 between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. The game drew a 4.5 U.S. rating and more than 7 million viewers. With a rating up 7% from 2009, the game was the most-watched postseason event on TNT this year. During the 2011 Playoffs, TNT is averaging a 2.9 U.S. rating with 4.524 million viewers, a 26% and 31% increase in ratings and viewership, respectively…

…Coverage of the opening of the 2011 UEFA Champions League semifinal round saw tremendous U.S. viewership on Fox Sports Media Group Networks. This year’s first leg of the semifinal round gained a television audience of more than 1.5 million and a 93% increase in viewership from Fox Soccer’s 2010 coverage. FoxSoccer.com also saw strong growth from last year, with increases of 16% in visits (1.2 million), 20% in page views (9.7 million), and 47% of average time per visit (7 minutes)…

…Fox’s broadcast of the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 in Richmond, VA, on Saturday matched its 3.4 rating from last year. This year, ratings were down slightly even without competition from the NBA Playoffs, which occurred the same night. It was the lowest overnight for NASCAR since the contest moved to Fox in 2007 and, at 3.4, was tied for the second-lowest overnight for Fox’s NASCAR coverage, barely edging out the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in 2009 (3.3). In 2009, the race recorded a 3.7 rating, which means an 8% drop in the two-year span.