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[05/29/08 - 09:50 AM]
Detroit-Pittsburgh Earns Highest Stanley Cup Game 3 Overnight in Six Years
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 28.

[via press release from NBC]

DETROIT-PITTSBURGH EARNS HIGHEST STANLEY CUP GAME 3 OVERNIGHT IN SIX YEARS

DETROIT-PITTSBURGH EARNS HIGHEST STANLEY CUP GAME 3 OVERNIGHT IN SIX YEARS

Detroit Rating Slam Dunks NBA by More Than 14%

2.8 Overnight Up 87% Over Last Year's Game 3

NEW YORK � May 29, 2008 � Last night's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on NBC earned a 2.8 overnight rating and a 5 share, the best overnight rating for a Game 3 in six years (2002 � Carolina-Detroit, 3.8/8). The Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings garnered an 18.2/28 in Detroit, trouncing the Detroit Pistons-Boston Celtics NBA Eastern Conference Final head-to-head by more than 14 percent in "Hockeytown" (15.9/24).

The 2.8/5 was an 87 percent increase over last year's Game 3 on NBC (Anaheim-Ottawa, 1.5/3).

NBC Sports is broadcasting Games 3-7 of the Stanley Cup Final in primetime. Coverage resumes on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh, with the Red Wings leading 2-1.

Wednesday's Top Markets:
1. Pittsburgh, 33.1/47
2. Detroit, 18.2/28
3. Buffalo, 6.2/9
4. Columbus, 4.1/7
5. Minneapolis, 3.7/7





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