Game 6 Draws New Series High, Well Short of Chicago’s 2010 Clincher
June 14, 2011 8 Comments
Despite a game that was never really close, the Stanley Cup Final easily hit a series high in the overnights for NBC on Monday evening.
Last night’s Game 6, an easy win for Boston, drew a 3.9 overnight rating for the network, easily the highest-rated game of the 2010 season. Though this was down 33% from last year’s epic Chicago/Philadelphia series closer – which drew a 5.8 – it is even from the last non-clinching Game 6 NBC aired, between Detroit and Pittsburgh in 2009, which also scored a 3.9. It is up a terrific 44% from Game 6 of the 2006 Carolina/Edmonton Final, which is the last Game 6 to feature a Canadian team.
I’ll have more numbers as they come in a little later today.