Triple-overtime game draws twice last year's rating

Updated: June 4, 2008, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Television ratings for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals more than doubled from last year.

The Pittsburgh Penguins' triple-overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday earned a 3.8 national rating and a 7 share on NBC, the network said Wednesday. That's up 111 percent from last season's Game 5 between Anaheim and Ottawa, which drew a 1.8.

It was the highest-rated Game 5 since 2002, when Carolina-Detroit earned a 4.2.

The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned into the broadcast among those households with TVs on at the time.


Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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