How Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Did in NHL and Non-NHL Markets

NHL Markets Local Ratings for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final

1. Boston – 21.2/38
2. Buffalo – 6.6/12
3. Nashville – 3.0/5
4. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose – 2.8/7
5. Detroit – 
2.7/5
t6. St. Louis – 2.5/5
t6. Pittsburgh – 
2.5/5
8. Minneapolis/St. Paul – 2.4/6
t9. Denver – 2.2/5
t9. Columbus –  
2.2/4
11. New York – 2.1/4
12. Philadelphia – 2.0/4
t13. Washington – 1.8/4
t13. Tampa Bay – 
1.8/4
15. Raleigh-Durham – 1.7/3
t16. Chicago – 1.6/3
t16. Phoenix – 1.6/3
18. Los Angeles – 1.4/3
19. Dallas – 1.2/2
20. Atlanta – 0.6/1
21. Miami – 0.8/1

Non-NHL Markets Local Ratings for Game 2 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final

1. Providence – 11.1/19
2. Hartford – 3.8/7
3. Seattle – 3.2/8
4. Orlando – 2.8/5
5. West Palm Beach – 2.7/4
6. Fort Myers – 2.6/5
7. Norfolk – 
2.6/4
8. Greensboro – 2.5/3
9. Las Vegas – 2.3/4
10. Oklahoma City – 
2.1/4
11. Dayton – 2.0/4
12. Albuquerque/Santa Fe – 1.9/3
t13. Portland – 
1.7/4
t13. Baltimore – 
1.7/4
t13. San Diego – 
1.7/4
t13. Knoxville – 
1.7/3
t17. Richmond - 
1.6/3
t17. Sacramento - 
1.6/3
t17. Cincinnati – 
1.6/3
t20. Charlotte – 1.5/3
t20. Indianapolis – 1.5/3
t22. Cleveland – 1.4/3
t22. Memphis – 1.4/3
t24. Greenville – 1.4/2
t24. Tulsa – 1.4/2
26. Jacksonville – 1.3/2
t27. Milwaukee – 1.1/2
t27. Louisville – 1.1/2
29. New Orleans – 1.0/2
30. Kansas City – 0.9/2
t31.  San Antonio – 0.7/1
t31. Birmingham – 0.7/1
33. Austin – 0.7/2
34. 
Houston – 0.5/1
35. Salt Lake City* – 0.4/1

*Game aired on CW affiliate

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9 Responses to How Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Did in NHL and Non-NHL Markets

  1. kevin says:

    Please move a team to Harford or Seattle……..

  2. Colton says:

    Alberquerque > Chicago
    33 cities > Miami

    • Kevin says:

      This is just ratings not viewership.. Chicago is a much larger city had more then the double the viewers…

  3. Ryan says:

    It’s a really good sign that Nashville and the Bay Area are that high on the list IMO. They lost, but they realized Vancouver was an exciting team and continued to tune in to watch them.

  4. Colton says:

    So having like 43,000 people in Chicago watching hockey, IN WHICH THEY HAVE A TEAM. A VERY GOOD TEAM, STANLEY CUP winner, is a good thing?

    I think having almost 10,000 people in Alberquerque New Mexico watching hockey when there isn’t an NHL team within 300 miles is alot more impressive.

  5. nosferatu says:

    I wonder if the big difference for the SF Bay Area (not L.A., though, it seems) from Game 1’s ratings is that Game 2 was a weekend start at 5 p.m. local time, not a weekday start at that time when people are often still at work or commuting.

    It also might be the weirdest market to measure in the country for hockey because SF/Oakland is quite a ways away from San Jose and there are definitely more locals who are hockey fans than those in SF/Oakland. San Jose is a large enough city to be the heart of its own metro media market; I wonder what ratings would be like if they were measured in that way.

    • Jim says:

      This makes sense. I am relieved the low Game 1 ratings in the Bay Area were an anomaly based on an inconvenient time due to being on the West Coast.

  6. Morgan Wick says:

    What is up with three Florida markets getting better ratings than the two Florida markets that actually have teams? Miami is… differently occupied, but Orlando > Tampa?

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