Game 5 Disappoints, Still Wins Ratings Battle on Saturday Night

NBC drew an average of 4.28 million for their broadcast of Red Wings-Penguins Game 5, and a 1.6 among Adults 18-49.  Both figures were good enough to win the night for NBC, the third consecutive time the Final has given the network a victory.

The game peaked with the 9:30-10PM half-hour among total viewers (4.56 Million) and the 9-9:30 PM half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.8).  The game’s lowpoint was the 8-8:30 PM half-hour once again, with only 3.45 million viewers and a 1.2 in the demo.

This will likely end up being the lowest rated game of the series on broadcast.  Half-hour breakdowns after the jump.

Stanley Cup Finals (NBC)
8:00 p.m. – Viewers: 3.45 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)
8:30 p.m. – Viewers: 4.33 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)
9:00 p.m. – Viewers: 4.52 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)
9:30 p.m. – Viewers: 4.56 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)
10:00 p.m. – Viewers: 4.47 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)
10:30 p.m. – Viewers: 4.36 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1t)

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8 Responses to Game 5 Disappoints, Still Wins Ratings Battle on Saturday Night

  1. Derek says:

    How do the ratings compare to last year?

  2. Keith says:

    Certainly this game was hurt by the fact it was a blowout, and it was just too nice out, at least here in NY.

  3. Chris says:

    this is extremely disappointing.

    Sat night/Blowout= less than 4.5 million…NO MORE SAT GAMES NHL.

    • Morgan Wick says:

      Tell that to the CBC.

    • Scotty says:

      That still won the night for NBC, which is all they wanted. And the CBC has Hockey Night in Canada which is usually Saturdays so why not keep that tradition. And if you want to see disapointing if Game 6 is 5-0 after 2 everyone will be watching the NBA.

    • furcifer says:

      The entire history of the NHL has been built on Saturday night hockey. The NHL for once is keeping with tradition instead of changing it to cater to the U.S.

  4. Logan McDonald says:

    How about a post talking about how f’ing fake this Fanarchy show, that Versus has been cramming down our throats, is.

    Each person just happens to have a perfect camera and mic set up, you can hear them perfectly, the video is perfectly clear, and all of them are WAY too energetic to be just some “random” person.

    • Sean says:

      The people who run Versus have to be the dumbest idiots alive. They get their best ratings from actual sports (NHL & the MMA stuff) yet all they promo is the horrible Sports Soup show and that Fanarchy junk that has to be the dumbest concept for a show in history.

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