Everyone in Tampa is talking about the Lightning’s Stanley Cup win. A lot of people were watching it live, too.
Monday’s Game 6 victory over the Dallas Stars was NBC’s most viewed NHL game in the Tampa market since Game 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks.
According to the network, Game 6 drew a 15.39 rating, meaning 15.39 percent of television households in Tampa Bay tuned in — twice the percentage of households in Dallas. Game 5 also drew a 12.13 local rating, which at the time was the market’s best of the playoffs.
Nationally, Game 5 drew a 1.47 rating with 2.77 million viewers, while Game 6 notched a 1.66 rating with nearly 2.95 million viewers. On a whole, the series drew an average of 2.15 million viewers per game on NBC and NBCSN.
All cumulative figures were down from last year’s Stanley Cup finals between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. This also was the least-watched Stanley Cup final since 2007 (Anaheim Ducks-Ottawa Senators).
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