Game 7′s: Sens-Rangers Draws Nearly 1 Million, Many Stick Around for Devils Double OT Win

On the final night of the Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals, people stuck with NBC Sports Network for hours and hours.

984,000 viewers tuned into Game 7 between the Rangers and Senators, the fourth-most watched game of the first round on cable. It was also, obviously, the most-watched game of the series on any network. It was up 6% from the comparable game last year, Game 7 of Bruins-Canadiens.

Afterward, NBCSN stuck around for long-term bonus coverage of Devils-Panthers which, due to it’s length, we’re going to count as a full game on my lists. 867,000 viewers tuned in a little past midnight for the Game 7 OT thriller.

(Source: NBC Sports)

Top 10 Most-watched Games of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Cable

1. Washington vs. Boston, Game 7 (4/25/12, NBCSN): 1.32 million
2. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5 (4/20/12, NBCSN):
1.07 million
3. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 4 (4/18/12, NBCSN): 1.03 million
4. Ottawa vs. NY Rangers, Game 7 (4/26/12, NBCSN): 984,000
5. New Jersey vs. Florida, Game 7 (4/26/12, NBCSN):
867,000
6. NY Rangers vs. Ottawa, Game 6 (4/23/12, NBCSN):
861,000
7. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 1 (4/11/12, NBCSN):
847,000
8. Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, Game 5 (4/22/12, NBCSN): 817,000
9. Boston vs. Washington, Game 3 (4/16/12, NBCSN): 804,000
10. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 2 (4/13/12, NBCSN): 795,000

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Steve Lepore is the Managing Editor of Puck the Media. His work has been featured in The Hockey News. Feel free to contact him at stevemlepore@gmail.com

3 Responses to Game 7′s: Sens-Rangers Draws Nearly 1 Million, Many Stick Around for Devils Double OT Win

  1. Eric Hornick says:

    Perspective — Last year’s Western Conference FINALS averaged 862,250 viewers for 4 (SJ-Van) exclusive games on Versus.

    Tremendous start to the spring for the NHL — and now NBC (Networks) have exclusivity the rest of the way.

  2. DM says:

    It will be really interesting to see how the ratings do now with NBC taking full control and no Canadian teams left.

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