Lightning-Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final Gm 3 does a 2.9 overnight rating


The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 2-1 series lead averaged a 2.9 overnight rating (2.88). That’s up 14% vs. last year’s Rangers-Kings game 3 and the second-best ever Stanley Cup Final game on NBCSN. Still, it’s down around 40% from the Belmont Stakes-boosted game 2 on NBC Saturday evening. We’ll have viewership numbers in our normal daily cable ratings post sometime after 4pm today.

Top local market ratings for the game:

  1. Chicago: 24.0
  2. Tampa: 13..2
  3. Buffalo: 4.27
  4. Boston 4.23
  5. Providence: 3.84

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


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