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Bruins/Sharks game net highest NHL regular season ratings in Versus history

According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, [1] the San Jose Sharks [2]/Boston Bruins [3] Tuesday night was the highest-rated regular season NHL [4] game in Versus history.  The game was highest-rated and most-watched regular-season game in Versus’ four year relationship with the NHL [5]. Jumbo Joe’s return to Boston drew a 0.54 household rating nationally (550,000 viewers) and was 69 percent above the network’s average for the season.