"Sports Soup" probably had something to do with this - 11-13-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

According to a Versus press release (via The Confluence), that Penguins-Red Wings fray on Tuesday generated the highest ratings for a regular season NHL game ever on that plucky little cable access channel.

"The game garnered a .5 national HH rating, matching the best rating for a regular-season NHL game ever on the network.  Locally, Pittsburgh received a 5.8 HH rating and Detroit delivered a 3.3 HH rating, making VERSUS the #1 rated cable network in both markets for the 7:00-9:45 p.m. ET period. "

True story: During the NHL's first season on OLN, we were in a bar and wanted to watch a playoff game between the Red Wings and Oilers. We asked the bartender if they had OLN. He responded, "What about an oily onion?"

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