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:
- Chicago: 24.0
- Tampa: 13..2
- Buffalo: 4.27
- Boston 4.23
- 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 () 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