Ratings: Belmont Makes Hay, Stanley Cup Hits a High, Crossbones Dips
NBC’s Saturday-evening broadcast of the 146th Belmont Stakes — in which Tonalist (and others) thwarted California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid — averaged 20.6 million total viewers, the second-largest audience ever for the event (trailing only READ MORE
Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 Down Vs. 2013, Motive Hits Highs
NBC’s broadcast of the Stanley Cup Finals‘ Game 1 between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers couldn’t measure up to last year’s triple-OT opening face-off between the Blackhawks and Bruins.
Drawing 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating READ MORE
Ratings: Stanley Cup Game 4 Wins Wednesday
NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Game 4 — which the Blackhawks won 6-5, in OT — topped Wednesday in both total audience (with 6.2 million viewers, per very preliminary numbers) and in the demo (with a 2.2 rating).
Among humpday cooking shows, CBS’ American Baking Competition ..READ MORE
Ratings: Bruins-Blackhawks Triple-OT Face-Off Is Most Watched Stanley Cup Game 1 in 16 Years
NBC’s broadcast of the Chicago Blackhawks‘ triple-overtime win against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night averaged 6.4 million total viewers across its five-hour run, making it the most watched Stanley Cup Game 1 match-up in 16 years, falling just 9,000 viewers shy of the all-time record-holding …READ MORE
Ratings: Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef Warm Up, Stanley Cup Finale Slips
NBC’s coverage of the sixth and deciding game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup finals averaged 4.15 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, based on the fast overnights.
That marks a sharp increase versus Saturday’s Game 5, sure, but versus last year’s Bruins/Canucks series …READ MORE