Game 2 Final Numbers Up From 2009

After some disconcerting numbers about Game #1’s ratings, the NHL stayed up after looking initially up in the ratings for Game #2.

The NHL On NBC scored a 3.3/6 final rating, 5.9 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 for Monday’s broadcast between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers.  This is up 6% in ratings and 11% in viewers from the comparable broadcast in 2009, between Detroit and Pittsburgh and on a Sunday night.

Through two games, NBC is averaging a 2.8 rating and 5.1 million viewers for it’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final, virtually even in ratings and up 4% in viewership.  NBC continues their coverage of the series (potentially) with Game #5 on Sunday night, when they will take on the NBA Finals on ABC.

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2 Responses to Game 2 Final Numbers Up From 2009

  1. kevin says:

    The NHL is not the NFL or even the NBA but I think that they could average 6/7 million viewers on NBC if they worked it right. Starting on Sat nite is never good. If they started the series on Versus and then picked up games 3-7 on decent viewing nights it would be possible. Viewers always increase as a series gets longer

  2. jj says:

    NBC has seen consistant 2.5+ since 2008 with the stanley cup i think maybe if this series goes 6 or 7 we may hit the 5 overnight mark.

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