Red Wings best Pistons in Motor City ratings
Game 5 of the NBA's Eastern Conference finals drew a 5.3 national rating.
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.
The combination of Games 1, 2 and 3 have made this the highest-rated and most-watched opening games of the Stanley Cup finals since Detroit faced Carolina in 2002.
The rating for Wednesday night's game represented an 87-percent increase over last year's Game 3 between Anaheim and Ottawa.
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