Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals delivered solid ratings for NBCSN Saturday, leading the day’s cable originals by a healthy margin.

The Washington Capitals’ win over the Las Vegas Golden Knights drew 3.44 million viewers (3.58 million including streaming), a three-year high for the third game of the series. It finished about 700,000 viewers ahead of the next most-watched original, Hallmark’s movie “Marrying Mr. Darcy.”

In adults 18-49, the Stanley Cup game drew a 1.1 rating, 0.4 ahead of second-place “Live PD.”

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, June 2, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
STANLEY CUP FINALS NBCSN 8:06 PM 3,439 1.1
LIVE PD: 120 A&E 9:00 PM 2,051 0.7
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,073 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 845 0.4
STANLEY CUP POSTGAME NBCSN 11:10 PM 955 0.4
MARRYING MR. DARCY HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,742 0.4
BLADE RUNNER 2049 HBO 8:00 PM 1,209 0.4
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES ESPN 9:30 PM 1,009 0.3
FLCL: PROGRESSIVE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 580 0.3
FIXER UPPER: BEHIND THE DESIGN HGTV 7:00 PM 1,242 0.3
ZOOTOPIA FREEFORM 8:55 PM 872 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:03 AM 630 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,286 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:00 AM 521 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,198 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES ESPN 7:00 PM 1,066 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:00 AM 454 0.2
JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION CARTOON 6:15 AM 571 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES ESPN 2:52 PM 941 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 AM 538 0.2
FEAR THY NEIGHBOR ID 10:00 PM 967 0.2
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES ESPN 12:00 PM 822 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,112 0.2
SELECCION MEXICANA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 537 0.2
NCAA STUDIO UPDATE ESPN 2:29 PM 734 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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