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 5 does 3.8 overnight rating

June 14, 2015

The Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 3-2 series lead averaged a 3.82 overnight rating on NBC. That 3.82 rating was down from the 4.6 in last year’s game 5, but last year’s game 5 had several differences: it was on a Friday, the game had 2 overtimes and it was the deciding game of the series. Top local markets: Chicago:…

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Lightning-Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final Gm 4 does a 2.9 overnight rating

June 11, 2015

The Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to even the series at 2 games apiece averaged a 2.9 (2.93) overnight rating, That edges out Game 3 as the 2nd highest overnight rating for a Stanley Cup Final game ever on NBCSN.  The rating was 6% higher than last year’s game 4 which was a potential series clincher.  Top local market ratings: Chicago: 22.2 Tampa: 13.9…

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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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Dear Reddit: Enjoy the Hockey versus Soccer meme

June 9, 2015

In Monday’s overnight ratings (top 56 markets out of 210 overall) 2.14% of households, on average, watched the USA-Australia Women’s World Cup match on Fox Sports 1 vs a 2.88 for the Tampa Bay Lightning-Chicago Blackhawks game 3 on NBC Sports Network. That’s a pretty healthy beat-down in the overnights. Blackhawks nation! Chicago had a massive 24 local rating in their local market Tampa Bay had a not-Chicagoan, but still impressive…

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

June 9, 2015

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…

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