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by Paul on 05/28/14 at 03:27 PM ET
via NBC Sports Group press release,
RANGERS-CANADIENS GAME 5 IS MOST-WATCHED NHL GAME EVER IN NEW YORK ON NBC/NBCSN
Although national figures are not yet complete for last night’s game, local figures for New York are available. With a 7.1 HH rating, New York delivered its best NHL rating ever on NBC or NBCSN, which was the No. 1 network in the market during game.
Additional viewership notes:
• Montreal/NY Rangers has averaged 1.577 million viewers across three NBCSN games, up +24% from Montreal/Philadelphia in 2010, the last time an Eastern Conference Final included one Canadian team (also three cable games).
• The combined NBC/NBCSN average (one broadcast, three cable) for this year’s ECF is 1.542 million viewers, up +3% among average viewers (1.496 million) in 2010, the last with a Canadian team. Last year’s ECF, which featured two U.S. teams, (Bos/Pit) averaged 2.939 million viewers.
• The Western Conference Final telecasts (LA/Chi) are averaging 2.031 million viewers, up 12% vs. last year (1.819 million, 2013, LA/Chi).
• Overall, the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs across NBC, NBCSN and CNBC are averaging 1.092 million viewers, up 15% vs. 2013 (947,000).
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