Stanley Cup Finale Sets NHL Viewing Record

June 14, 2019

The deciding game of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on NBC on Wednesday night pulled the biggest audience for an NHL game ever on any U.S. network.

The 4-1 victory of the St. Louis Blues over the Boston Bruins was watched by 8.2 million total viewers.

The victory which gave the Blues the first NHL crown in their 52-year history scored a 6.20 rating in the overnight metered-market results, the highest overnight rating for an NHL game.

St. Louis’s victory gave NBC a 2.5 average rating (the game aired for three hours), compared to a 0.8 for ABC, a 0.6 for Fox and a 0.5 for CBS.