via press release:
GAME 7 – LAST NIGHT’S WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL DELIVERS NBC’S HIGHEST NHL OVERNIGHT EVER FOR NON-STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME
Blackhawks-Ducks on NBC Posts 3.27 HH Rating in Metered Markets
Chicago (26.6) & Los Angeles (3.9) Both Deliver Highest HH Ratings Ever on NBC for Respective Teams, Excluding Stanley Cup Final Games
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 31, 2015 – Last night’s Western Conference Final Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks, in which the Blackhawks advanced to their third Stanley Cup Final in the past six years with a 5-3 victory at Honda Center, delivered overnight milestones for NBC and record local ratings for both the Chicago and Los Angeles markets.
The game produced a 3.27 metered market rating, making it NBC’s highest overnight rating for an NHL game ever, excluding Stanley Cup Final games, according to The Nielsen Company. The 3.27 overnight rating for Blackhawks-Ducks Game 7, in which the Blackhawks never had less than a two-goal cushion after taking a 4-0 lead in the second period, was also up slightly from last year’s Kings-Blackhawks overtime Game 7 on NBCSN (3.17).
Locally, the Chicago market delivered a 26.6 HH rating, its highest ever for a non-Stanley Cup Final Blackhawks game on NBC and its third-highest overall.
The Los Angeles market produced a 3.9 HH rating, its highest ever for a non-Stanley Cup Final Ducks game on NBC and its second-highest overall, trailing only the Cup-clinching Game 5 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final (vs. Ottawa, 6.0).
The 2015 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning begins from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 3, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.