Last four games average highest ratings since '02 finals
NEW YORK -- The Detroit-Pittsburgh matchup returned the Stanley Cup finals' television ratings to close to pre-lockout levels.
The four games on NBC averaged a 3.2 rating and a 6 share, the highest since Carolina-Detroit in 2002 averaged a 3.6.
The average rating doubled last year's record low of 1.6.
Game 6 on Wednesday averaged a 4.0 national rating and a 7 share, a 111 percent increase over the last Game 6 in 2006, when Edmonton-Carolina drew a 1.9.
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
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Zephyr Men's Pittsburgh Penguins Stealth Black/camo Adjustable Hat