LIGHTNING-BLACKHAWKS GAME 3 IS THIRD-MOST WATCHED STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME EVER ON NBCSN
Game 3 Averages 3.896 Million Viewers, Up 35% vs. 2014 Kings-Rangers Game 3 on NBCSN
Chicago (24.0) and Tampa Bay (13.2) Deliver Highest Ratings For Any Game on NBCSN in Respective Markets
NBCSN Is Top Cable Network Across All Key Demos in Primetime
Lightning-Blackhawks Game 3 Is Most-Streamed Authenticated NHL Game Ever on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. - June 9, 2015 - NBCSN's presentation of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks, in which the Lightning defeated the Blackhawks by a score of 3-2 to take a 2-1 series lead, averaged 3.896 million viewers, making it the third-most watched Stanley Cup Final game ever on NBCSN.
Viewership of last night's Game 3 (8:03-11:06 p.m. ET), in which the Lightning came from behind to win with a pair of third-period goals, was up 35% compared to Game 3 of last year's Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and Rangers (2.893 million), which the Kings won by a score of 3-0. The only Stanley Cup Final games on NBCSN to surpass last night's viewership are Games 2 and 3 of the 2013 Final featuring the Blackhawks and Bruins.
The game peaked in the final full quarter-hour at 5.262 million viewers from 10:45-11 p.m. ET.
NBCSN ranked as the top cable network across all key demographics last night in primetime (8-11 p.m. ET). Overall, NBCSN ranked third among A18-49 and A25-54, behind only NBC and ABC.
Both Chicago and Tampa Bay drew their highest local ratings ever for a game featuring their respective teams on NBCSN. Chicago delivered a 24.0 rating, up 49% vs. the average rating in Chicago on NBCSN during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final (16.1). Tampa produced a 13.2 rating, surpassing its 11.9 rating from Game 7 of this year's Eastern Conference Final against the Rangers.
NBCSN was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.
Following are the Top 5 markets from last night's Stanley Cup Final Game 3 on NBCSN:
Rank Market HH Rating
1 Chicago 24.0
2 Tampa 13.2
3 Buffalo 4.3
4 Boston 4.2
5 Providence 3.8
Last night's Game 3 was the most-streamed authenticated NHL game ever on NBC Sports Live Extra, setting records in visits (219,000), uniques (189,000) and minutes watched (11.4 million). Digital engagement peaked in the 10 p.m. ET hour with 128,000 uniques.