Tuesday, June 10
June 10, 6:15 PM ET
Game 7 earns highest NHL ratings for ABC
NEW YORK -- Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night on
ABC drew the highest rating for an NHL game since broadcast
networks began carrying the finals in 1998.
The New Jersey Devils' 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
garnered a 4.6 rating with an 8 share.
The previous rating high was 4.2, earned by three games
including Detroit's Cup-clinching Game 5 win over Carolina last
season, which also had an 8 share. Colorado's Game 7 defeat of New
Jersey in 2001 got a 4.2 with a 9 share, while New Jersey's
clinching Game 6 win over Dallas in 2000 got a 4.2 rating with a 10
share, the network said.
Monday night's Game 7 also produced the highest rating -- 3.4
with a 10 share -- for male viewers aged 18-49 since 1998.
The rating is the percentage of all homes with TVs, whether or
not they are in use. The share is the percentage of televisions in
use tuned to a program.