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

6.

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.