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Stanley Cup reaches TV rating high after Game 1

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07:00 PM ET 06.13 | It took until just after 1am ET for the game to finally come to an end, but according to Deadline, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals hit a 16-year high in the TV ratings. The game topped last year's Game 1 between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils and ended up being the highest rated show on network television on Wednesday night. The ratings boom for Game 1 shows that not only is hockey making a comeback with audiences in America, but people truly were glued to their televisions if the game posted an overnight 4.8 rating and literally went overnight in terms of how long it took to finish. It's great news for the NHL that the Stanley Cup hit a 16-year high in the ratings and it's even better that it didn't involve a team like Los Angeles or Pittsburgh who have built in markets and followings.

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June 14, 2013  12:06 AM ET

Keep calm...........

June 14, 2013  12:22 AM ET

That's great news, let's hope it continues. Also heard today that the ratings for the NBA finals are down. Interesting.

June 14, 2013  01:10 AM ET

If Game 1 is any indication, this series may go down in the **** (pun intended) of history as the greatest matchup...ever.

June 14, 2013  01:23 AM ET

All the games in this playoff will be this close.....and long.......and hard fought......as it should be.

June 14, 2013  07:43 AM ET

better that it didn't involve a team like Los Angeles or Pittsburgh who have built in markets and followings.


what?? like Boston and Chicago don't have a crap load of fans???

June 14, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Keep calm...........

Stanley Cup reaches TV rating high after Game 1

To be fair Slappy NBC hasn't had a primetime drama in years.

June 14, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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If Game 1 is any indication, this series may go down in the **** (pun intended) of history as the greatest matchup...ever.

Too soon to tell ..... We'll see after tonight.

June 14, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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better that it didn't involve a team like Los Angeles or Pittsburgh who have built in markets and followings.what?? like Boston and Chicago don't have a crap load of fans???

That's what I was going to say...Boston and Chicago don't have built in followings? Boston of late hasn't really had this problem, but one can also add in that the Blackhawks are the only team being successful in town. Also, speaking of media numbers and markets, Pittsburgh is usually one I bring up right away.

June 14, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Too soon to tell ..... We'll see after tonight.

Are they going to discuss it on Dateline?

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June 14, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Pens local TV share is the highest among American teams.

As pure numbers... Not so much.

June 14, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Are they going to discuss it on Dateline?

Why not? Are they less credible than Fansided?

June 14, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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It's cute that the country with 350 million is averaging almost as many viewers as the country with 35 million. Progress!

LOL.


Hopefully more games like game 1 will draw interest from casual viewers.

June 14, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Fansided sucks.

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June 14, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Too soon to tell ..... We'll see after tonight.

or maybe Saturday when they play the game?

June 14, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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LOL. Hopefully more games like game 1 will draw interest from casual viewers.

no no no no no
no "casual fans"...that's what gave us shootouts and trapezoids and puck trails and all the other happy horse-drek

June 14, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Fansided sucks.

Delete this post too, interns... You're on such a roll this morning.

 
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