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Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Kings and Blackhawks on Saturday night drew a 2.9 overnight rating, the best ever for a Conference Final on NBC. Once again, the NHL managed to top MLB in primetime, with the Kings-Blackhawks game picking up 3.32 million viewers, a 2.9 overnight rating, and a 1.1 overnight rating in the 18-49 demo, while Fox's slate of MLB games drew 3.21 million viewers and a 0.7 overnight rating in the 18-49 demo. (UPDATE: MLB actually outrated the NHL in total overnight rating 3.2 to 2.9).


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The Western Conference Final was slightly down compared to Game 1 of the Bruins-Penguins Eastern Conference Final last Saturday, which drew 3.43 million viewers and a 1.2 in the 18-49 demo. Once again, MLB's viewership and ratings were flat compared to last week for a slate that was highlighted by the Angels-Red Sox in the northeast and west coast and the Reds-Cardinals in the midwest and south.


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The NHL is simply rolling along heading into the Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Bruins and Blackhawks, and they should be shattering records. The Blackhawks' clincher on Saturday did a 19.6 rating in the local Chicago market, the highest ever for a non-Stanley Cup Final game, and the game ended up doing a massive 37 share as well.


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However, one silly note coming out of all of this NBC hoopla: Game 2 of the series on Saturday will be broadcast on NBCSN as opposed to the main broadcast station. It's a little ridiculous for this series to potentially go seven games, and have just one weekend game take place on NBC, but that's the situation we're in right now. The worst part is that on my program guide, Game 1 of the Final is listed as airing on NBC following coverage of the US Open, but with the Conference Finals finishing quickly, the entire timetable has been shifted ahead and the series will begin on Wednesday on NBC, with Game 2 taking place on NBCSN. Imagine if the Final went head to head on broadcast TV with MLB once again, and the NHL kicked MLB on Fox in the teeth once again. The chances of that happening for the fourth straight week take a huge hit with the Final's shift to cable for Games 2 and 3.


Pretty impressive for a network that is on most sports pay channel cable packages.



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castorinho
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You think anyone will read that wall of text this early in the morning?
At least edit it.






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SpartyGator
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Good, and that was some exciting hockey too.





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onelochevy
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glad it got good ratings. i watched hockey every night over the last few weeks. can't wait for the finals to start.





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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: NHL ends Conference Finals with NBC's best ever ratings


Original Six Stanley Cup





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thejudge
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Its been a great playoff this year. Been watching it like I did back during national hockey night on ESPN2...good times!





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JEAUXBLEAUX
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HD helps a lot





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geauxtigers87
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No flame: had no idea hockey was in the playoffs





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loweralabamatrojan
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Not too late to get on the bandwagon. NHL is a great way to get through "silly season" until CFB starts.





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geauxtigers87
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I've watched in the past and I used to go to the brass games in New Orleans. Since I've sworn off espn though I've lost track of stuff like hockey





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chalmetteowl
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i'm going to the beach this weekend... that will sure get me in the mood to see guys skating on ice on TV...





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Baloo
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ince I've sworn off espn though I've lost track of stuff like hockey

If you watched ESPN, you probably wouldn't be aware of the NHL playoffs anyway. The NHL is on NBC so ESPN uses its news wing to suppress the news to hype their own properties.






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UnluckyTiger
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Great to hear.





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emoney
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I hope the Stanley Cup goes 7. It would be an epic final game.





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chalmetteowl
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If you watched ESPN, you probably wouldn't be aware of the NHL playoffs anyway. The NHL is on NBC so ESPN uses its news wing to suppress the news to hype their own properties.


oh so Barry Melrose comes on to discuss hair styling and his wine collection?






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Baloo
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Yeah, that 3 minute segment they give to Melrose to do quick highlights and then tie it in to more NBA highlights is clearly hyping the series. SportsCenter devotes about 30 minutes to the NBA Finals, and that's conservative. The coverage levels are massively disproportionate. that's not an accident.





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Tomorrow night can't come soon enough





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TigerSaints318
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I'm a casual hockey fan at best, but I have been hooked on these playoffs and ready for the finals!





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Zantrix
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I'm moving tomorrow to BR, so I'll probably have to run to Pluckers to watch the game since Cox won't be around until Thursday to hook up my cable and 'net.

Can't friggin wait. These playoffs have been fantastic (mostly because I'm a Bruins fan and we got the Cali teams out).






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TigerintheNO
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The Western Conference Final was slightly down compared to Game 1 of the Bruins-Penguins Eastern Conference Final last Saturday, which drew 3.43 million viewers



that is really impressive when you compare that to the NBA Western Conference Finals

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Game 2 of the Grizzlies/Spurs NBA Western Conference Finals drew 4.6 million viewers on ESPN Tuesday night, down 48% a year ago. Grizzlies/Spurs Game 2 ranks as the least-viewed conference final game on cable since 2007.... Game 1 of the series was also the lowest opener since '07.






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