Kings Clincher, Bruins/Caps Break Into Pens/Flyers Dominance on Cable

It was looking as if the Penguins/Flyers series would completely dominate the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but some new numbers have knocked a couple games from the series out of the top five.

Starting back with last Monday’s numbers, which I’d been waiting for awhile to get, Game 3 of the Bruins/Capitals series drew a series-high on cable 804,000 viewers. It’ll go down, pre-Game 7’s, as the fifth-most watched game of the opening round.

It was only beaten this week by two Pens/Flyers games, and Sunday night’s Los Angeles/Vancouver Game 5. 817,000 viewers watched the Kings dethrone the Canucks in overtime, marking the most-watched game of the first round on cable, so far, that didn’t feature the Pens and Flyers.

More recently updated figures are available below.

Newly Added Ratings Figures

April 16
NY Rangers vs. Ottawa (CNBC) – 115,000
Boston vs. Washington (NBCSN) – 804,000
St. Louis vs. San Jose (NBCSN) – 539,000

April 18
NY Rangers vs. Ottawa (CNBC) – 415,000

April 21
Chicago vs. Phoenix (NBCSN) – 590,000

April 22
Los Angeles vs. Vancouver (NBCSN) – 817,000

Top 10 Most-Watched Games of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

1. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5 (4/20/12, NBCSN): 1.07 million
2. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 4 (4/18/12, NBCSN): 1.03 million
3. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 1 (4/11/12, NBCSN): 847,000
4. Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, Game 5 (4/22/12, NBCSN): 817,000
5. Boston vs. Washington, Game 3 (4/16/12, NBCSN): 804,000
6. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 2 (4/13/12, NBCSN): 795,000
7. New Jersey vs. Florida, Game 2 (4/15/12, NBCSN): 768,000
8. Vancouver vs. Los Angeles, Game 4 (4/18/12, NBCSN): 748,000
9. Chicago vs. Phoenix, Game 2 (4/14/12, NBCSN): 725,000
10. Ottawa vs. NY Rangers, Game 2 (4/14/12, NBCSN): 708,000

(Source: @SonoftheBronx)


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3 Responses to Kings Clincher, Bruins/Caps Break Into Pens/Flyers Dominance on Cable

  1. kevin says:

    115,000 for NYR/Ott….what happened there

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