Who needs Sidney or Alexander? Flyers-Blackhawks draw bigby Eric Schwartz
Fans in Philadelphia and Chicago aren’t the only ones interested in how the Stanley Cup Finals turn out this season.
Apparently the rest of America is always joining in on the fun. The following is an Associated Press article on the high TV ratings the series has drawn.
The Chicago Blackhawks’ win Monday night earned the best overnight rating for a Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on record.
The Blackhawks’ 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers drew a 4.1 rating and 7 share on NBC, the highest overnight rating since at least 1975, which is as far back as the records go.
The rating was up 21 percent from last year’s 3.4 for Red Wings-Penguins.
The game earned a 25.1 rating and 39 share in Chicago.
The rating is the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program, while the share is the percentage of all TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the nation’s largest markets.
This should be a wake-up call to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman that you don’t need Sidney Crosby to get fans attention.