Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 Delivers Best Overnight Household Rating Since 1997

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GAME 1 – STANLEY CUP FINAL OVERNIGHT & LOCAL RATINGS

 

Following are overnight and local ratings for last night’s Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, won 4-3 by the Chicago Blackhawks vs. the Boston Bruins in triple overtime. Final viewership figures should be available later today.

 

  • Last night’s Boston/Chicago triple OT game received a 4.8 HH rating which is the best overnight rating for an NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 1 since 1997 (Detroit/Philadelphia on FOX: 5.2).

 

  • The game was +100% from Game 1 of last year’s Stanley Cup Final (Los Angeles/New Jersey; 2.4).

 

  • Boston received a 28.1 HH rating, +10% from the Bruins’ Game 1 average in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final on NBC in the market (25.5).

 

  • NBC was the #1 rated network overall in Boston during the 8P-1A time period.

 

  • Chicago received a 25.1 HH rating, +49% from the Blackhawks’ Game 1 average in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final on NBC in the market (16.9).

 

  • NBC was the #1 rated network overall in Chicago during the 8P-1A time period.

 

  • Top 5 Markets:
  1. Boston (28.1)
  2. Chicago (25.1)
  3. Providence (18.5)
  4. Buffalo (8.5)
  5. Milwaukee (6.1)

 

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