The Chicago Blackhawks dramatic win over the Anaheim Ducks in double overtime on NBC to even the series at two games apiece averaged a 2.2 household rating on NBC per NBC Sports PR’s Twitter Feed it was the best overnight rating of 2015 and the best conference final rating in two years.
Sunday night’s game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals where the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers to take a 3-2 series lead averaged a 1.3 overnight rating, up 8% from last year’s Canadiens-Rangers game.
Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) account for about 70% of the US TV-viewing population. The overnight household rating is the percentage of the households that were tuned-in in those markets