via press release:
2.3 Million Viewers Watch Last Night’s Game 7
Boston Scores Best-Ever 22.3 HH
Canadiens-Bruins Streams Nearly 4 Million Minutes
VIEWERSHIP & CONSUMPTION HIGHLIGHTS
Last night’s Game 7 between the Canadiens and the Bruins (6:59-9:52 p.m. ET) averaged 2.276 million viewers, making it the most-watched game featuring a Canadian team ever on NBCSN, excluding the Stanley Cup Final; the most-watched cable game of the 2014 playoffs so far; and the third-most watched second-round game ever on NBCSN.
The contest, in which the Canadiens defeated the Bruins, 3-1, in Boston and advance to the Eastern Conference Final, peaked in its penultimate quarter-hour (9:30-9:45 p.m. ET) with 3.2 million viewers. In Boston, the game delivered a 22.3 HH rating, the highest-rated second-round Bruins game ever in the market on NBCSN.
Digitally, Canadiens-Bruins Game 7 broke nearly every record in the book as it was the best authentication-required NHL game ever – beating both authentication-required Stanley Cup Final games last year. Regardless of authentication status, it was the best second-round game ever and the best game of the 2013-14 season. The game delivered 3.99 million minutes and 79,633 uniques.
Game 6 of Ducks-Kings (9:52 p.m. – 12:22 a.m. ET), the second game of last night’s doubleheader, averaged 1.036 million viewers, making it the most-watched game of the series to date and up 22% vs. the comparable game last year (Sharks-Kings).