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Game 7 of Stanley Cup Finals Earns Impressive Avg. of 7.5M Viewers, Over 9M at Game's End PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 15 June 2009 00:29

Stanley Cup FinalsThe Pittsburgh Penguins scored a major victory in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to capture their third championship, but NBC and the NHL were big winners, as well.

According to Nielsen Media Research, Game 7 in primetime saw an average of 7.51 million viewers and a 3.0 rating/11 share from 8-11 p.m (EDT) on the Peacock network. To add to the impressive average number, the final half-hour of the game saw its highest ratings garnering a 9.07 million HH and a 3.7 rating with a 12 share.

The game had NBC winning all slots in primetime.

Here is the break down by the half hour for the game, as reported by Marc Bernan of Mediaweek:

The Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7 (NBC)
8:00 p.m.: Viewers: 5.78 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 9 (#1)
8:30 p.m.: Viewers: 6.37 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/10 (#1)
9:00 p.m.: Viewers: 7.27 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/11 (#1)
9:30 p.m.: Viewers: 7.55 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/10 (#1)
10:00 p.m.: Viewers: 9.01 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/12 (#1)
10:30 p.m.: Viewers: 9.07 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/12 (#1) 





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