Game 6 ratings up on NBC
A successful Stanley Cup Finals ended with the biggest overnight rating of the season.I don't think I've ever seen this many positive stories coming out of the U.S. during the finals as now. At least not since 1994.
Via the Mediaweek Programming Insider, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals averaged a 4.4/7 overnight from 8:00-11:00 PM last night. The overnight rating does not include the Washington D.C. or Cincinnati markets.
There was no comparable Game 6 last year. Compared to Game 6 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, the 4.4 overnight is up 100% from a 2.2 for Hurricanes/Oilers.
So much of what happens with American ratings goes back to the teams in the finals, but at some points during Round 4, it was reported that 10 per cent of all televisions that were on in the U.S. were tuned to hockey.
Imagine if this series would have been closer, and if a Game 7 was involved?
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