Sunday’s ‘Stanley Cup Final’ post best ratings for NBC

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Overnight Up 54 Percent Vs. 2009 – Last night’s, Sunday 6/6/10, Stanley Cup Final posted the best overnight rating for a non-overtime Game 5 in eight years. The game generated a 4.0 overnight rating and 7 share, the best for a non-OT Game 5 since 2002 (4.5 on ABC, Carolina-Detroit).  


Game 5 featured Chicago defeating Philadelphia, 7-4, with the largest winning margin of the series. The 4.0 overnight is up 54 percent vs. last year’s Game 5 (2.6) between the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, featuring Sidney Crosby. In 2008, Detroit and Pittsburgh played a three-overtime Game 5, which generated a 4.3 overnight rating.

Best Non-OT Game 5s Since 2002 
2010 Chi-Phi 4.0
2003 Ana-NJ  3.5
2006 Car-Edm  2.9
2009 Det-Pit  2.6
2007 Ana-Ott  2.4
 
Last night’s game peaked at a 4.7/7 in the 9:30-10 p.m. ET half-hour. Chicago led all markets with a 26.0 rating and 41 share. Philadelphia followed with a 19.7 rating and 28 share. It was the highest rating for each local market so far.

Top 10 Markets 
1. Chicago 26.0/41
2. Philadelphia 19.7/28
3. Buffalo 10.6/15
4. Pittsburgh 5.8/9
5. Detroit  4.2/6
6. Las Vegas 3.9/6
7. Minneapolis 3.8/7
8. Fort Myers 3.7/6
9. Milwaukee 3.6/6
T10. Denver 3.3/6
T10. Columbus 3.3/5
T10. West Palm 3.3/5

(source: NBC)


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