Caps/Rangers Game 5 Down From Game 3

Game 5 of the Capitals/Rangers series had fewer overtimes and fewer viewers than Game 3.

Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal between Washington and New York drew 1.65 million viewers, down 200,000 viewers from Game 3, the last game on NBC Sports Network (1.85 million). Regardless, it was still the second-most watched game of the series, and third-most watched game of the post-season on cable.

Locally, the game drew a 4.32 rating in New York, setting a record for the NHL on NBC Sports Network in the market.

Through three telecasts, NBC Sports Network has averaged 1.67 million viewers for the Capitals/Rangers series, it’s most-watched series in the second round.

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

1. NY Rangers vs. Washington, Game 3 (5/2/12, NBCSN): 1.85 million
2.
Philadelphia vs. New Jersey, Game 3 (5/3/12, NBCSN): 1.66 million
3. Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 5 (5/7/12, NBCSN):
1.65 million
4. Philadelphia vs. New Jersey, Game 4 (5/6/12, NBCSN):
1.63 million
5. Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 2 (4/30/12, NBCSN): 
1.53 million
6. Washington vs. Boston, Game 7 (4/25/12, NBCSN): 1.32 million
7. New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, Game 2 (5/1/12, NBCSN): 1.29 million
8. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5 (4/20/12, NBCSN): 1.07 million
9. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 4 (4/18/12, NBCSN): 1.03 million
10. Ottawa vs. NY Rangers, Game 7 (4/26/12, NBCSN): 984,000

(Source: TVBytheNumbers)

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2 Responses to Caps/Rangers Game 5 Down From Game 3

  1. eddie says:

    Okay this mean down 200 000 not 20 000?

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