Best Stanley Cup Final Overnight TV Rating In 36 Years

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via press release:

BEST STANLEY CUP FINAL OVERNIGHT RATING IN 36 YEARS

SERIES-CLINCHING GAME 6 OVERNIGHT UP 41 PERCENT VS. LAST YEAR

NEW YORK – June 10, 2010 – Last night’s series-clinching Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers registered a 5.8/10 overnight rating (8:15-11:15 p.m. ET), the best overnight for any Stanley Cup Final game in 36 years (7.6/27, Boston-Philadelphia, Game 6, 1974 on NBC).

The rating peaked for the final 15 minutes of the game (11-11:15 p.m. ET) with an 8.0 rating and 14 share. The 5.8 overnight is up 41 percent vs. last year’s 4.1/7 overnight for Game 6 between the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, featuring Sidney Crosby.

In last night’s game, the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers, 4-3, on a goal by Patrick Kane 4:06 into overtime to give Chicago its first Stanley Cup since 1961, ending the NHL’s longest championship drought.

TOP 10 MARKETS

1.            Chicago          32.8/50

2.            Philadelphia      26.8/38

3.         Buffalo            13.5/20

4.            Pittsburgh         9.7/14

T5.       Detroit              6.3/10

T5.            Indianapolis     6.3/10

7.         Fort Myers  6.1/10

8.            Minneapolis     5.9/11

9.         Las Vegas   5.7/9

10.       Boston             5.1/9

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