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Watching Game 2, Stanley Cup Final

via a press release from NBC...

NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 2

Last night’s Game 2 (7:15—11:45 p.m. ET), in which the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 in double overtime to take a 2-0 series lead, averaged 6.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched Game 2 on record (since at least 1994). The game was up 60% vs. last year’s Game 2 on NBCSN (Bruins-Blackhawks, 4.0 million), and up 121% vs. 2012’s Game 2 on NBC that also featured the Kings (Kings-Devils, 2.9 million).

• Viewership for the game peaked in the final quarter-hour (11:30-11:45 p.m. ET) with 7.6 million viewers. The 7:15-7:30 pre-game quarter-hour, which immediately followed Belmont Stakes coverage, averaged 9.1 million viewers. The game delivered a 3.7 HH rating.

• Game 2 dominated primetime. NBC was No. 1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in A18-49 (2.0) and all other key measures. Game 2 ranked No. 1 in A18-49 in all six primetime half-hours, beat the other major broadcast networks combined in A18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.5).

• New York delivered a 10.5 HH rating for Game 2, the highest-rated NHL game ever on NBC or NBCSN in the market, and up from a 10.1 for Game 1, which was the previous record. Los Angeles scored a 8.9 HH rating, the second-highest such game ever in Los Angeles, behind only the 2012 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 (13.6), which was when the Kings clinched their first-ever championship. L.A. did a 7.1 HH rating for Game 1.

• Last night’s Game 2, which ended in the second overtime, delivered 9.0 million minutes of live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra, the most ever for an NHL game, according to Adobe Analytics. It surpassed last year’s Stanley Cup Final triple-overtime Game 1, which produced 8.9 million minutes of consumption. Game 2 was watched by 219,677 unique viewers.

TOP METERED MARKETS FOR Stanley Cup Final Game 2

1

New York

10.5/21

2

Los Angeles

8.9/21

3

Buffalo

8.1/17

4

Boston

6.9/14

5

Minneapolis

6.4/14

6

West Palm Beach

5.8/11

7

Providence

5.6/11

8

Pittsburgh

5.5/11

9

Las Vegas

5.3/10

T10.

Chicago

4.9/10

T10.

San Diego

4.9/12

T10.

St. Louis

4.9/9

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Comments

pautna's avatar

“...making it the most-watched Game 2 on record (since at least 1994)”

What?? But the dude in Chicago said the ratings would suck with out the Blackhawks in the Final!

Posted by pautna on 06/08/14 at 03:28 PM ET

RockWestfall711's avatar

Interesting numbers in Las Vegas and San Diego and that they cracked the top 10.  Fascinating and helps Vegas’ expansion case…

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 06/08/14 at 06:03 PM ET

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