CBC Press Release on Game 2
June 6, 2011 1 Comment
It was another victory for the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final, and another massive ratings success for CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, as an average audience of 5.6 million again tuned in, this time for Saturday night’s Game Two overtime thriller.
Audience numbers peaked at a massive 7.7 million viewers around the end of regulation time.
Canadians also chose CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA before and after the game in a big way. More than 1.6 million tuned in to the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight pre-game show, while CBC was the overwhelming choice for fans after the game, with 3.7 million viewers sticking with CBC for the post-game show.
(Source: BBM Canada, Total Canada, Preliminary Overnights, Ind.2+, 2011)
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