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Watching Game 6, Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 16, 2015 – Last night’s Stanley Cup Final series-clinching Game 6 on NBC delivered at 5.6 metered market rating, the third-best for a Game 6 on record (since 1995) and NBC’s fourth-best NHL overnight ever, according to The Nielsen Company.

The 5.6 overnight for Game 6, in which the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 to win their third Stanley Cup in six years, trails only the 2010 Game 6 between the Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers (5.8) and the 2013 Game 6 between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins (5.7). Last night’s game is up 40% vs. the 2012 Game 6between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings (4.0).

Locally, the Chicago market delivered a 41.0 HH rating, its highest ever for a Blackhawks game, and a 57 share. The Chicago rating is the highest local rating for any market for a non-Game 7 on NBC. Tampa posted a 15.2 HH rating, its second-best ever on NBC.

Following are the Top 10 markets for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final:

Rank Local Market HH Rtg
1 Chicago 41.0
2 Tampa 15.2
3 Buffalo 10.5
4 Milwaukee 7.9
5 Denver 7.6
6 Minneapolis-St. Paul 7.5
7 Boston 6.7
8 Providence 5.8
8 St. Louis 5.8
10 Las Vegas 5.1

NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage continues with the 2015 NHL Awards from Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as well as with live coverage of the 2015 NHL Draft from Sunrise, Fla., on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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TreKronor's avatar

Did the NHL ask everyone in Vegas to turn on the game, just to drive up ratings?

Posted by TreKronor on 06/16/15 at 02:37 PM ET

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