Stanley Cup Ratings Down 22 Percent in US


Stanley Cup finals lost nearly a quarter of what already was a small television


‘s 1-0 victory over

Ottawa in Game 2 on
Wednesday night got a 0.6 cable rating on Versus and was watched in 446,000
homes in the

United States.

The rating
was down 33 percent from last year’s second game, a 5-0 victory for Carolina
over Edmonton, which received a 0.9 cable rating (600,000 homes) on OLN, as the
same network was known then.

two games, the Stanley Cup finals averaged a 0.7 rating, down 22 percent from
last year’s 0.9, and households are down 20 percent, to 485,000 from 606,000
last year.

The remainder of the series will be broadcast by
NBC, starting with Game 3 at

on Saturday night.

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