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Flyers-Penguins Most-Watched Regular Season Game On Versus

See, people do watch hockey!

Versus averaged 750,000 viewers for their Tuesday telecast of Pittsburgh-Philadelphia, making it the most-watched regular season game in network history.

The telecast peaked at nearly one million viewers between 9:15-9:30 p.m. ET and was the most-watched NHL regular season game on cable since December 2003.

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NHL Network to Air 78 Games

The NHL Network announced the 75 of the 78 games it will be showing during the 2010-2011 season. Every team will be featured at least once, with every match shown in HD.

The season kicks off on Saturday, October 9 with the San Jose Sharks battling the Columbus Blue Jackets in Stockholm, Sweden, and the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks taking on the Detroit Red Wings.

The three unscheduled matches are flex games, giving the network the opportunity to cherry pick the best games.

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Synergy at Work: WWE Wrestler Guests on Syfy Show

Cody RhodesWWE superstar Cody Rhodes will appear as a guest-star on Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″ August 24. The appearance is a clever bit of corporate synergy, with Syfy set to premiere the WWE’s “Friday Night Smackdown” October 1.

Rhodes will play “Kurt Smoller” a high school love interest to Joanne Kelly‘s character “Myka Bering,” and former captain of the football team.

Syfy, and NBC Universal more generally, hve long had a relationship with the WWE. Its flagship program, “WWE Raw,” airs Monday’s on Syfy sister network USA, and Syfy has run “WWE NXT,” which will be replaced by “Smackdown.” WWE superstars regularly make appearances on NBC Universal programming, including “Saturday Night Live.”

The two companies also partnered on the short-lived XFL football league.