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Ratings- Best Game 2 Ever

NEW YORK – June 1, 2010—Last night’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final registered the best overnight rating for a Game 2 on record. The 4.1 overnight rating and 7 share for the Philadelphia Flyers-Chicago Blackhawks Game 2 is higher than all other Stanley Cup Final Game 2’s since 1975. NHL overnight data prior to 1975 is unavailable. NBC again won the night, as it did Saturday for Game 1, finishing No. 1 in primetime (2.4, A18-49).

Game 2 posted a 21-percent increase over last year’s Game 2 (3.4) between the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, featuring Sidney Crosby.

Last night’s game peaked at a 4.7/8 in final half-hour. Chicago led all markets with a 25.1 rating and 39 share. Philadelphia followed with an 18.5 rating and 28 share.

The two-game average overnight rating for Games 1 and 2 is a 3.5, the best two-game average overnight rating for the first two games of a Stanley Cup Final in 11 years (3.8 on Fox in 1999, Buffalo vs. Dallas,) and up 17 percent over last year (3.0).

Top 10 Markets
1.  Chicago 25.1/39
2.  Philadelphia 18.5/28
3.  Buffalo 10.2/16
4.  Indianapolis 6.3/10
5.  Pittsburgh 4.9/8
6.  Detroit 4.4/7
7.  Seattle 4.1/9
8.  Denver 3.8/7
T9. Ft. Myers 3.7/6
T9. Las Vegas 3.7/6

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Chris from NOHS's avatar

Look at Indy up there in the stats.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 06/01/10 at 06:33 PM ET

Chris from NOHS's avatar

And oh yeah, Seattle/Vegas as well.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 06/01/10 at 06:33 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

I had no idea there were so many hockey fans here if Fort Myers.  Snowbird season (winter homes) ended two months ago, so that’s pretty much just locals watching the game.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 06/01/10 at 07:05 PM ET


I’d love to know what time thse ratings were taken…The NBC affiliate in Indy didn’t start the broadcast of the game until 10 p.m. because they were showing the Awards Banquet for the Indianapolis 500.  That did not sit well with this particular hockey fan who doesn’t really care to see how much $$ Davey Hamilton got for finishing 33rd…I’m sad to say that those big numbers are most likely Indy Car fans and not hockey fans.

Posted by Julie E on 06/01/10 at 08:07 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

4.  Indianapolis   6.3/10

Haha they left the TV on as they passed out drunk…

Posted by pgoody on 06/01/10 at 09:01 PM ET

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