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Updated Wednesday Ratings: Blues-Bruins Stanley Cup Final Game Seven on NBC Posts Highest Overnight for an NHL Telecast on Record

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, June 12. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

Total Viewers (in millions):
NBC: 8.25 million, ABC: 4.39, CBS: 3.73, Fox: 2.44, CW: 0.76

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
NBC: 2.5 rating/13 share, ABC: 0.8/ 4, Fox: 0.6/ 3, CBS: 0.5/ 3, CW: 0.2/ 1

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
NBC: 2.1 rating/15 share, ABC: 0.4/ 3, Fox: 0.3/ 2, CBS: 0.2/ 2, CW: 0.1/ 1

Adults 25-54 (rating / share):
NBC: 3.0 rating/12 share, ABC: 1.2/ 5, Fox: 0.8/ 3, CBS: 0.7/ 3, CW: 0.2/ 1

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From NBC:

·        In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, last night’s NBC Sports ‪8-11 p.m. ET‬ coverage of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, featuring the St. Louis Blues at the Boston Bruins, delivered a 6.20 rating to dominate the night.

It’s the highest overnight rating for an NHL game on record (dating back to 1994).
 
·        The 6.20 overnight rating for last night’s Blues-Bruins Game 7 topped the previous NHL overnight record by +6% (2010 Blackhawks-Flyers Cup-clinching Game 6, 5.84), was up +8% versus the most recent Stanley Cup Final Game 7 (2011 Bruins-Canucks, 5.72) and up +33% vs. Game 6 of this series last Sunday night (4.66).
 
·        The overnight rating for last night’s Blues-Bruins Game 7 peaked at a 7.25 ‪from 10:15-10:30 p.m. ET‬ as the Blues added to their lead on the way to a 4-1 victory & the first Stanley Cup in team history.
 
·        The St. Louis market delivered a 41.8 local rating, NBC Sports’ highest-rated Blues game ever in the market, topping Game 6 (33.0) by +27%.
 
·        The 41.8 rating in St. Louis exceeded the market’s rating for February’s Super Bowl, which delivered a 39.8 for Rams-Patriots. The Rams played in St. Louis from 1995-2015.
 
·        In addition to the 41.8 rating, the St. Louis market delivered a 60 share, meaning six of 10 households in the market that were watching television at the time were tuned into Game 7.
 
·        Boston delivered a 30.2 local rating (and 48 share), NBC Sports’ highest NHL rating in the market in six years (2013 Blackhawks-Bruins Cup-clinching Game 6, 33.0) and fourth overall (also behind Canucks-Bruins Games 6 and 7 in 2011).

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8:00 PM

ABC – Press Your Luck (time period premiere)
Viewers: 4.93 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.3/6 (#2)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 4.87 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#3)

NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Viewers: 6.76 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.9/10 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.6/12 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.3/10 (#1)

Fox – MasterChef
Viewers: 2.74 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.7/4 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.9/4 (#4)

CW – Penn & Teller: Fool Us (repeat)
Viewers: 0.89 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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8:30 PM

ABC – Press Your Luck (time period premiere)
Viewers: 4.84 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#2)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 4.36 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.0/4 (#3)

NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Viewers: 8.26 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.5/12 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 2.1/15 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.9/12 (#1)

Fox – MasterChef
Viewers: 2.78 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.0/4 (#3)

CW – Penn & Teller: Fool Us (repeat)
Viewers: 0.84 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:00 PM

ABC – Card Sharks (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.63 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.3/5 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget
Viewers: 3.35 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.6/2 (#4)

NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Viewers: 8.42 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.6/13 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 2.2/15 (#1), Adults 25-54: 3.2/12 (#1)

Fox – First Responders Live (series premiere)
Viewers: 2.17 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.7/3 (#3)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 0.68 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – Card Sharks (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.16 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/4 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget
Viewers: 3.50 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#4)

NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Viewers: 8.99 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.9/13 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 2.4/16 (#1), Adults 25-54: 3.4/13 (#1)

Fox – First Responders Live (series premiere)
Viewers: 2.06 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.5/3 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.7/3 (#3)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 0.63 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)

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10:00 PM

ABC – Match Game (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.98 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#2)

CBS – S.W.A.T. (repeat)
Viewers: 3.05 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#3)

NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Viewers: 8.88 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.8/14 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 2.4/16 (#1), Adults 25-54: 3.4/13 (#1)

Fox – Local Programming
Viewers: 3.32 million, Adults 18-49: 0.7/3,
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3, Adults 25-54: 0.9/4

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 1.02 million, Adults 18-49: 0.2/1,
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1, Adults 25-54: 0.2/1

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10:30 PM

ABC – Match Game (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.79 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/5 (#2)

CBS – S.W.A.T. (repeat)
Viewers: 3.22 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.6/2 (#3)

NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Viewers: 8.17 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.5/13 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 2.1/15 (#1), Adults 25-54: 3.1/13 (#1)

Fox – Local Programming
Viewers: 2.89 million, Adults 18-49: 0.6/3,
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3, Adults 25-54: 0.8/3

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 0.92 million, Adults 18-49: 0.2/1,
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1, Adults 25-54: 0.2/1

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Congrats to the Blues and great ratings for the NHL and NBC. I’m hoping to see the Blackhawks, Leafs, Wings, Pens, Preds, or Caps to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals next season.

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