NESN to Deliver Complete Pre- and Postgame Shows on NESNplus for Bruins Conference Semifinal

Bruins-Maple Leafs Game No. 7 Received 16.8 HH Rating
Third best in NESN Bruins history

May 15, 2013 — NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, will deliver complete pre- and postgame coverage on NESNplus during the Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Bruins Face-Off LIVE and Bruins Overtime LIVE will be hosted by NESN’s Dale Arnold and feature Bruins play-by-play voice Jack Edwards, color analyst Andy Brickley, rinkside reporter Naoko Funayama, and studio analysts Barry Pederson and Gord Kluzak. Complete details for each show and updated NESNplus channel lists will be available at NESN.com/NESNplus.

NESN televised every game of the Bruins Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Maple Leafs and garnered a series-best 16.8 average household rating in the Boston DMA (26 share) for Monday night’s Game 7. The Bruins incredible third period comeback and 5-4 overtime win ranks as NESN’s third highest-rated hockey game since the network’s inception in 1984.

NESN’s game coverage during the Bruins’ seven-game series against the Maple Leafs averaged a 11.7 HH rating, which included two of the top five highest-rated Bruins games in NESN history. NESN’s highest-rated Bruins game ever was Game 7 of last year’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals (April 25, 2012) which received a 19.6 HH rating (31 share) in the Boston DMA.

NESN’s Top 5 Bruins Game Ratings of All Time

Date

Opponent

Rating

4/25/12

Washington (Game 7)

19.6

4/27/11

Montreal (Game 7)

17.7

5/13/13

Toronto (Game 7)

16.8

5/6/11

Philadelphia (Game 4)

15.2

5/12/13

Toronto (Game 6)

14.3


About NESN

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 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 9th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. 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 Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).