• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Deciding game of Stanley Cup draws more than 3.5 million viewers to CBC

TORONTO - The deciding game of the Stanley Cup was a ratings hit on both sides of the border.

CBC said Monday that Friday's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final between the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins drew an average of 3.529 million viewers, making it the most watched game of the series. NBC's Game 7 broadcast drew historic numbers. An average of eight million viewers tuned in for the game, the most since Game 6 of the 1973 Stanley Cup final between Montreal and Chicago.

Game 7 earned a 4.3 rating and 8 share in the U.S. The rating is the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program, while the share is the percentage of all TVs in use at the time.

Despite a strong finish, the CBC broadcast of the series failed to duplicate last year's numbers. CBC averaged 2.154 million viewers for the seven-game rematch, down seven per cent from last year's six-game final.

Pittsburgh won Friday's game 2-1 to capture its third Stanley Cup title.

Game 7 of the 1994 final between Vancouver and the New York Rangers drew the highest average Canadian audience for a Stanley Cup final with 4.957 million viewers tuning in.

-With files from The Associated Press

More Stories

Los Angeles Kings recall 2-time Stanley Cup winner Colin Fraser before Game 3 vs. Sharks

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Colin Fraser from their AHL...

Lundqvist's name all over Rangers record book, now star goalie wants name on Stanley Cup

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist is the king of the New York Rangers record book for goalies....

Power briefly goes out at SAP Center ahead of Sharks-Kings opener in Stanley Cup playoffs

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the...

New format among 10 storylines to watch during Stanley Cup playoffs

Here are 10 storylines to watch in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs: 1. The format This is the...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Would you like to see the NHL introduce a "Bobby Orr Award" for best offensive defenseman?




Contests

Our Partners