via press release:
Devils-Flyers Game 1 on NBC is Most-Watched NHL Conference Semifinal in 13 Years
2012 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: DAY 21
NEW YORK – May 1, 2012 – Day 21 – Tonight the NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs with Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal between the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the game. Coverage begins tonight with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
Game 1 of the series, won by the Flyers on Sunday, 4-3, was viewed by 2.5 million people on NBC, making it the most-watched second-round game in 13 years, since two-game regional coverage averaged 2.6 million viewers on ABC (5/16/99). Through three days, viewership of the second round on NBC Sports Network is averaging 769,000 viewers, up 28% vs. the same period last year (599,000).
With all 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games airing nationally for the first time, the NBC Sports Group created a channel finder to help fans find NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC or NHL Network in their area by simply entering a zip code.