via press release:
2015 STANLEY CUP FINAL AVERAGING 4.965 VIEWERS THROUGH FOUR GAMES; SECOND-MOST WATCHED TO-DATE IN 18 YEARS
The 2015 Stanley Cup Final, featuring the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks, has averaged 4.965 million viewers on NBC/NBCSN, making it the second-most watched Stanley Cup Final through four games in 18 years, trailing only the Blackhawks-Bruins series in 2013 (5.341 million viewers). In addition, Wednesday night’s Game 4 produced the most-watched Stanley Cup Final quarter-hour ever on NBCSN (5.489 million, 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET). Over four games, this year’s Final has produced a 2.91 HH rating.
Following are the Top 5 markets through the first four games of 2015 Stanley Cup Final:
Locally, Chicago’s average rating of 24.1 through four games is up 18% vs. its four-game average rating for the 2013 Stanley Cup Final (20.5), when the Blackhawks faced the Bruins. Game 1 produced the highest rating ever in Tampa for a Lightning game on NBC (17.9), while Game 4 set the record for highest rating in the market for a Lightning game on NBCSN (13.9).