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Stanley Cup Playoff Audience Remains Up Big Despite Canadian Team In ECF
Published May 28, 2014
MARKET WATCH: Last night’s Rangers-Canadiens Game 5 drew a 7.1 local rating in N.Y., marking the NBC Sports Group’s best NHL figure ever in the market (Karp). In Chicago, Lewis Lazare wrote the Blackhawks’ TV fan base “hasn’t completely turned their backs on the team,” despite it trailing in the Western Conference finals. Blackhawks-Kings Game 4 on Monday night “pulled a very respectable" 11.81 local rating in Chicago on NBCSN. The game telecast peaked at a 14.7 rating early on in the game at 8:15pm CT, “suggesting some fans may have lost interest after the Kings scored three goals in just the first period of play” (BIZJOURNALS.com, 5/27).