Red Wings/Predators Sets CNBC High on Friday

While NBC Sports Network was setting a post-season high with Penguins and Flyers, CNBC was doing the same with a hockey game of their own.

Game 5 of the Red Wings/Predators Western Conference Quarterfinal on the money channel drew 543,000 viewers. That marked the second-best ratings for the series on cable (after Game 4, which was on NBCSN and drew 628,000). It’s easily the best numbers for a Stanley Cup Playoff game on CNBC so far, but only 14th-best overall by our current numbers. It does show that hockey fans are finding the channel in time for exclusive second round action, which the network will have a bit of.

A total of 1.6 million viewers were watching Stanley Cup Playoff hockey on Friday on the networks of NBCUniversal.

(Source: @SonoftheBronx)

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3 Responses to Red Wings/Predators Sets CNBC High on Friday

  1. Jeff says:

    Great to see the playoff numbers going up…Will intrest in the Western Conference playoffs suffer with Detroit and Chicago gone?

  2. kevin says:

    If the NYR and Boston stay alive then the ratings won’t be too bad. If they go out then there will be very little East Coast interest so it will be time for all the West Coast whiners to step up and produce some numbers…….lol

  3. Jason says:

    This from NBCsports PR department:
    Brunis-Caps Gm 6 on NBC drew 3.52 mil..most-watched early-round NHL playoff game in Nielsen people meter history (since ’93)

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