via press release:
THURSDAY’S WOMEN’S GOLD MEDAL ICE HOCKEY IS MOST-STREAMED GAME IN NBC SPORTS DIGITAL HISTORY, EXCLUDING SUPER BOWL XLVI
SOCHI, Russia – Feb. 20, 2014 – Thursday’s women’s hockey Olympic gold medal game between Team USA and Canada is now the most-streamed event in the history of NBC Sports Digital, excluding Super Bowl XLVI.
The stream of the game, in which Canada defeated the U.S., 3-2, in overtime, was watched by 1.2 million unique users and generated 34.9 million minutes of consumption.
The game, which was streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, surpasses yesterday’s men’s ice hockey quarterfinal between Team USA and the Czech Republic in uniques (798,337) and the 2012 London Olympics women’s soccer final between Team USA and Japan in minutes consumed (29.7 million). The uniques and consumption outpace every sport and event NBC Sports Digital has ever streamed, excluding Super Bowl XLVI.
Tomorrow’s men’s ice hockey semifinal game between Team USA and Canada could surpass today’s figures. Coverage of that game begins at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT on NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports Live Extra app.