Stanley Cup finals television ratings down
The Stanley Cup finals’ television ratings were down 29 percent
from last year.
The Los Angeles Kings’ victory over the New Jersey Devils in six
games averaged a 2.2 rating and 4 share on NBC. The 2011 series
between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, boosted by a Game
7, averaged a 3.1/6.
Viewership was also hurt by going head-to-head against the NBA
playoffs, unlike last year. Monday’s decisive Game 6 earned a
series-high 3.1 rating, down 3 percent from last season’s Game
Ratings measure the percentage of homes with televisions tuned
into a program. Shares measure the percentage of all households
with TVs in use at the time.