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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Lightning-Rangers Game 7 draws a 2.65 overnight rating

Game 7 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals game where the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals drew a 2.65 overnight household rating, making it the second-highest-rated non-finals game ever on NBCSN. Locally the game drew a 11.9 household rating in Tampa and a 10.3 household rating in New York, NBCSN records for both teams. Overnight household rating = the live+same…

May 30, 2015
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Rockets-Warriors, Ducks-Blackhawks lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 27, 2015

May 28, 2015

The Golden State Warriors win over the Houston Rockets on ESPN to win the Western Conference Finals 4-1 and advance to the NBA finals led all cable programming for the day with 8.887 million viewers and a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Chicago Blackhawks win over the Anaheim Ducks to force a game 7 in the NHL’s Western Conference Finals on NBCSN averaged 2.383 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for…

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Hawks-Cavs, Rangers-Lightning lead cable sports for Tuesday May 26, 2015

Game 4 of NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals where the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off the Atlanta Hawks for a berth in the NBA Finals averaged 6.269 million viewers and a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating on TNT leading all of cable television for the day, not just the sports programming. In the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals the New York Rangers win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to force a game 7 averaged 2.016…

May 28, 2015
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Rockets-Warriors, Blackhawks-Ducks lead cable sports for Monday May 25, 2015

May 27, 2015

The Memorial Day holiday game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals where the Houston Rockets staved off elimination versus the Golden State Warriors on ESPN easily led all cable (not just sports) programming for the day. The game averaged 8.28 million viewers and a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. In NHL action on NBC Sports Network, the Chicago Blackhawks overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks averaged 2.055 million viewers and a…

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Blackhawks-Ducks Game 5 scores 1.7 overnight rating

The Anaheim Ducks’ overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks in game 5 of their Western Conference Finals series to take a 3-2 lead averaged a 1.72 overnight household rating on NBCSN. That marks the highest rating for a conference finals game on NBCSN this season. Locally, the game drew a 2.8 rating in the Los Angeles market and a 15.7 rating in Chicago. Overnight household rating = the live+same day…

May 26, 2015
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