2015 Stanley Cup Final is second most-watched on record

June 16, 2015

The 2015 Stanley Cup Final averaged 5.551 million viewers and a 3.19 HH rating across NBC and NBCSN, making it the second-most watched Final on record (since 1994), according to The Nielsen Company. In addition, last night’s deciding game on NBC (8:08-11:16 p.m. ET), in which the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 to claim their third Stanley Cup in six years, averaged 8.005 million viewers and delivered a 4.44…

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Updated: Blackhawks-Lightning Game 6 is most-watched NHL game since 2013

June 16, 2015

Update: the game averaged 8.005 million viewers, slightly less than the 8.2 million for game 6 of Blackhawks-Bruins in game 6 of 2013. The game did a 4.4/8 national household rating/share and a 2.8/10 adults 18-49 rating/share. The Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup Final four games to two drew a 5.6 overnight household rating, which is the 3rd-best Stanley Cup Final…

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Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 2 draws a 4.8 overnight rating

June 7, 2015

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to even their Stanley Cup Final series at one game apiece drew a  4.8 overnight household rating on NBC. That’s up versus the 4.23 overnight rating for Thursday night’s game 1 and a record metered market rating for a game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The rating was also up vs. the 4.6 overnight rating for last year’s Kings-Rangers game 2 which similarly…

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Blackhawks-Lightning Game 1 is Most-Watched Stanley Cup Final Non-OT Game 1 in 18 years

June 4, 2015

  via NBC Sports press release: BLACKHAWKS-LIGHTNING GAME 1 ON NBC IS MOST-WATCHED STANLEY CUP FINAL NON-OT GAME 1 IN 18 YEARS Game 1 Averages 5.547 Million Viewers – Second-Most Watched Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Ever on NBC Chicago Delivers 28.0 Local Rating – Third-Best Local Rating Ever Behind Stanley Cup-Clinching Game 6s in 2013 and 2010 NBC Wins Primetime Tampa Produces 17.9 Local Rating – Best Ever For…

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Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 1 draws a 4.23 overnight rating

June 4, 2015

The Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final drew a 4.23 overnight household rating on NBC. That’s the 2nd-best rating for a game 1 trailing the Blakhawks-Bruins triple overtime thriller in 2013 which garnered a 4.8 overnight rating. In the teams’ local markets: the game drew a 28.0 overnight in Chicago and a 17.9 in Tampa Bay. That was the best ever…

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