On Jun 13, 3:10 pm, David <dimla...@yahoo.com
> BRUINS-BLACKHAWKS IS MOST-WATCHED STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 1 IN 16 YEARS
> Second-Most Watched Game 1 Ever (Since People Meters in 1987)
> Bruins-Blackhawks Averaged Nearly 6.4 Million Viewers, Up 119% from
> Last Year
> No. 1 Program across Broadcast & Cable among Adults 18-49 (tie),
> M18-49 & M25-54
> NEW YORK – June 13, 2013 – Last night’s triple overtime thriller (8
> p.m.–1:06 a.m. ET) between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks in
> the inaugural game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final averaged nearly 6.4
> million viewers, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final Game 1
> in 16 years, the most-watched Game 1 ever on NBC (since 2006), and up
> 119% vs. last year.
> The Game -- in which the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston
> Bruins, 4-3, in an epic three overtimes -- drew a 3.9 household rating
> and 6.358 million viewers, up 117% and 119%, respectively, vs. last
> year (L.A.-N.J., 1.8 rating, 2.902 million).
> The 6.358 million viewers are the most to watch a Stanley Cup Final
> Game 1 in 16 years, just 9,000 viewers off Detroit-Philadelphia on FOX
> in 1997 (6.367 million), which stands as the most-watched Game 1 ever
> (since the advent of people meters in 1987). Last night’s game now
> stands as the second-most watched Game 1.
> Viewership for The Game peaked in the first overtime period
> (11:15-11:30 p.m. ET), which was filled with a flurry of action, with
> nearly 7.5 million viewers (7.444 million).
> Bruins-Blackhawks was the No. 1 program of the day across both
> broadcast and cable among Adults 18-49 (tie, 2.5), Men 18-49 (3.1) and
> Men 25-54 (3.5). NBC was the top network in primetime (8-11 p.m. ET)
> for all key male demographics.
> NBC is averaging 3.083 million viewers for its coverage of the 2013
> Stanley Cup Playoffs, up 38% vs. the same time period in 2012 (2.226
> million). For the entire playoffs, including last night’s game, NBC,
> NBC Sports Network and CNBC have combined to average 1.191 million
> viewers per game, up 7% vs. last year (1.116 million).
REAL TWEETS FROM REAL PEOPLE: THE STANLEY CUP FINAL:
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blackhawks and Bruins last
night was, in a word, awesome. Three overtimes, skilled play, and
drama by the bucketload made for one of the most entertaining hockey
games in recent memory.
However, there were some people who weren't exactly thrilled with the
game. There were plenty of viewers who were more than upset that the
long NHL game was delaying their viewing of Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon.
The overreactions and complete ignorance to the situation was a site
to behold. As always, these are Real Tweets from Real People...
.@jeremyscahill is supposed to be on Jay Leno right now but this
hockey game is in double overtime *government conspiracy* — Farah
Sattar (@Farah_Sattar) June 13, 2013
The Jimmy Fallon fans were juuuuuuuuuust a bit angrier than Leno
And then, there were the people that exemplified the phrase "first
world problems" when their affiliates went to local news instead of
immediately airing Fallon...
And finally, some people just don't understand how television rights