NESN’s Simultaneous Coverage of Red Sox, Bruins a Big Hit With New England Sports Fans


NESN, New England’s most-watched sports network, delivered simultaneous coverage of both the Boston Red Sox on NESN and Boston Bruins on NESNplus last Thursday night, delivering a combined 14.3 household rating and 24 share in the Boston DMA according to Nielsen. With NESN’s combined 24 share last Thursday night, the network garnered nearly one out of every four households that were watching TV in the Boston market between 7 and 10 p.m.

The Red Sox got a 7.8 household rating with a 13 share. The Bruins got a 6.5 household rating for an 11 share.

The next NESN and NESNplus simultaneous coverage event is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, when the Red Sox host the Orioles on NESN and the Bruins host the Islanders on NESNplus. NESNplus channels can be found at

NESN’s programming lineup for Thursday is as follows:

6 p.m.: Red Sox First Pitch LIVE
6:30 p.m.: Red Sox GameDay LIVE presented by DCU
7 p.m.: Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
10 p.m.: WB Mason presents Extra Innings LIVE
10:30 p.m.: Red Sox Final
11 p.m.: NESN Daily

6:30 p.m.: WB Mason presents Bruins Face-Off LIVE
7 p.m.: Bruins vs. N.Y. Islanders
9:30 p.m.: Ace Ticket presents Bruins Overtime LIVE

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 more than 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 ninth Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world., 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).

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