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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Lightning-Blackhawks, PTI, USA-Germany lead cable sports nets for Wednesday June 10, 2015

June 11, 2015

The Chicago Blackhawk’s win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to even their Stanley Cup Final series at two games apiece topped all cable sports programming (and all of cable for that matter) for the day with an average of 3.914 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating on NBCSN. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 948,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. The USA-Germany international friendly averaged 668,000 viewers…

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Lightning-Blackhawks Hockey, USA-Australia Women’s World Cup lead cable sports for Monday June 8, 2015

June 9, 2015

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final where the Tampa Bay Lightning won to take a 2-1 series lead averaged 3.896 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating on NBC Sports Network. That’s up a fairly huge 35%  versus last year’s Ducks-Rangers game 3 (also on NBCSN) that averaged 2.893 million viewers and a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The USA women’s first group stage match versus Australia in the…

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Michigan-Florida Softball, Pardon the Interruption, Brewers-Cardinals lead cable sports for Monday June 1, 2015

June 2, 2015

Florida’s victory over Michigan in the 1st game of the Women’s College World Series finals on ESPN2 averaged 1.542 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating to lead the cable sports nets on Monday. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 1.034 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Monday night baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals averaged 859,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49…

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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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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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Cavs-Hawks, Rangers-Lightning lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 20, 2015

May 21, 2015

Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Atlanta Hawks averaged 6.847 million viewers and a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating to easily lead Wednesday’s cable sports programming. The post-game ‘Inside the NBA’ averaged 2.963 million viewers and the pregame averaged 2.061 million viewers. The New York Rangers overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 3 of NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals on NBCSN averaged 1.65 million viewers…

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Lightning-Rangers, Cardinals-Mets lead cable sports for Monday May 18, 2015

May 19, 2015

With the NBA having the night off, game 2 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals that saw the Tampa Bay Lightning cruise past the New York Rangers 6-2 on NBCSN easily topped all cable sports for the day with 1.858 million viewers. ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball’s coverage of the marathon game where the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 14 innings averaged 1.043 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating….

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