NEW YORK -- The Stanley Cup finals lost nearly a quarter of
what already was a small television audience.
Anaheim'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.
Through 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 Ottawa on Saturday night.