Bruins, Habs Game 7 sets record
des sports ( RDS); a Canadian cable channel averaged an audience of 2.03 million
viewers for last night’s Game 7 win by Montreal Canadiens over the Boston Bruins.
Audience levels peaked at 3.08 million viewers at the end of the game. RDS
captured 52% market share for the evening.
is now the most-watched program ever on RDS, beating the previous record set
Saturday night (April 19) during Game 6: Montreal
@ Boston with 1.88 million viewers.
broadcast of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been an
unprecedented success for the network. Over seven Canadiens’ games, RDS
averaged 1.7 million viewers. In comparison, RDS’s average audience for first
round games during the 2006 playoffs, when the Canadiens faced Carolina, was 1.2 million.
Montreal Canadiens pulled out a 5-0 victory to advance to the Conference
Semifinals. RDS’s coverage of the Montreal Canadiens in the Conference
Semifinals begins Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET.