Sunday Night’s Stanley Cup Final Posts Best Overnight Rating For Non-OT Game 5 In 8 Years

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SUNDAY NIGHT’S STANLEY CUP FINAL ON NBC POSTS BEST OVERNIGHT RATING FOR NON-OT GAME 5 IN 8 YEARS
Overnight Up 54 Percent Vs. 2009

NEW YORK – June 7, 2010 — Last night’s Stanley Cup Final posted the best overnight rating for a non-overtime Game 5 in eight years. The game generated a 4.0 overnight rating and 7 share, the best for a non-OT Game 5 since 2002 (4.5 on ABC, Carolina-Detroit).

Game 5 featured Chicago defeating Philadelphia, 7-4, with the largest winning margin of the series. The 4.0 overnight is up 54 percent vs. last year’s Game 5 (2.6) between the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, featuring Sidney Crosby. In 2008, Detroit and Pittsburgh played a three-overtime Game 5, which generated a 4.3 overnight rating.

Best Non-OT Game 5s Since 2002

2010            Chi-Phi            4.0

2003            Ana-NJ            3.5

2006            Car-Edm          2.9

2009            Det-Pit             2.6

2007            Ana-Ott            2.4

Last night’s game peaked at a 4.7/7 in the 9:30-10 p.m. ET half-hour. Chicago led all markets with a 26.0 rating and 41 share. Philadelphia followed with a 19.7 rating and 28 share. It was the highest rating for each local market so far.

Top 10 Markets


1.            Chicago             26.0/41

2.            Philadelphia       19.7/28

3.            Buffalo              10.6/15

4.            Pittsburgh          5.8/9

5.            Detroit               4.2/6

6.            Las Vegas          3.9/6

7.            Minneapolis        3.8/7

8.            Fort Myers         3.7/6

9.            Milwaukee          3.6/6

T10.            Denver            3.3/6

T10.            Columbus        3.3/5

T10.            West Palm       3.3/5

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