NBC Up Again On Night Two

The Stanley Cup Playoffs adding games on different networks continues to be a boon for the networks of NBCUniversal.

Night two of the playoff tournament – featuring Washington/Boston, San Jose/St. Louis and Chicago/Phoenix – on NBCSN and CNBC averaged 541,000 viewers across two networks, up 20% compared to the similar night last year – featuring Montreal vs. Boston and Los Angeles vs. San Jose.

Dueling overtime thrillers between the Caps and Bruins as well as the Sharks and Blues did well. Washington/Boston scored 576,000 viewers, up 13% over Game 1 of the Bruins/Canadiens series last year (510,000). Meanwhile, the Sharks/Blues drew 320,000 viewers for a double-OT Sharks winner, down slightly from 336,000 viewers for Detroit/Nashville Wednesday night on CNBC.

The late game, featuring the Blackhawks and Coyotes, drew 499,000 viewers. That was up from Game 1 of the Kings/Sharks series last year (381,000).

Night Two of the Stanley Cup Playoff Viewership Figures

7:30 Washington vs. Boston (NBCSN) – 576,000
7:30
 San Jose vs. St. Louis (CNBC) – 320,000
10:00 Chicago vs. Phoenix (NBCSN) – 499,000 

(Source: NBC Sports) 

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5 Responses to NBC Up Again On Night Two

  1. Al says:

    Looks like NBCuni is going to have itself some big 2nd round ratings, especially if they get a series like Bruins/Pens.

  2. leafsfan1967 says:

    Pens? Who are they. At the rate they are going they will be swept and we could be looking at a Rangers Flyers series.

  3. dyhrdmet says:

    did NBC SN just come in late to the 2nd period in Vancouver and actually miss a goal? who mis-timed the commercials for that one?

    • LaxSabre says:

      No, you see the goal being scored. After NBCSN comes back from commercial, the first thing you see is the shot from the point which goes into the net. (They come back two seconds later, you miss that) What you do miss is the actual call of the goal as NBCSN had Liam sending us to the CBC call of the second period. The first game audio you hear is the crowd cheering and the goal horn.

  4. Spungo says:

    Any rating info for NBC’s last regular season game on April 7th?

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