Local Ratings Huge For Game 6, Likely Highest-Rated Nationally Since 1974

As if you expected anything different.  1 in 2 TV’s turned on in Chicago were watching the Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup, and 2 of 3 watched Patrick Kane’s OT winner.

Game 6 drew a 32.8/50 share, drawing 1.14 million Chicago-area households.  It scored a 26.8/38 in the Philadelphia market.  Both the #3 and #4 markets in the United States turned out to be big winners in a game that will go down as the NHL’s highest rated since NBC’s broadcast of Game 6 between the Flyers and Bruins in 1974, which drew a 7.6/27 rating.

Top 10 Markets for Game 6, Stanley Cup Final:

  1. Chicago – 32.8/50
  2. Philadelphia – 26.8/38
  3. Buffalo – 13.5/20
  4. Pittsburgh – 9.7/14
  5. Detroit – 6.3/10
  6. Indianapolis – 6.3/10
  7. Fort Myers – 6.1/10
  8. Minneapolis – 5.9/11
  9. Las Vegas – 5.7/9
  10. Boston – 5.1/9

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