NESN, New England’s most-watched sports network, set regular-season Boston Bruins ratings records in November.
Highest Average Monthly Bruins Rating
During the month of November, NESN averaged a 5.3 household (HH) rating, the highest average monthly Bruins rating in network history. The 5.3 rating is 33 percent better than the previous best monthly average of 4.0 recorded in March 2011. The Bruins ended November with a 12-0-1 record, making it the first month in four decades without a loss in regulation. November featured five of the top seven rated regular-season Bruins games in NESN history.
Single Game All-Time High
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, NESN garnered an 8.4 HH rating for the Bruins’ 3-2 shootout win at Buffalo, the best regular-season game rating in the network’s 28-year history. The game peaked at a 12.2 HH rating during the shootout.
Season Average Ratings Up for Every Show
NESN’s Bruins season average currently stands at a 4.5 HH rating, up 70 percent over last season after the same number of games (18). NESN’s Bruins pre- and postgame shows also are experiencing strong viewership gains this season.
|Show Name||HH Rating||Percent Increase|
|Bruins Game Coverage||4.5||70%|
|WB Mason Bruins Face-Off LIVE||1.0||159%|
|ACE Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE||2.0||93%|
NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 3.7 million homes nationally as NESN National. NESN.com, the network’s online sports news service, is one of the most visited regional sports network websites in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and the Boston Bruins.