Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 Scores Top Spot During Primetime Thursday

The game aired on ABC to a 1.33 in the 18-49 demo

Broadcast primetime was once again revived on Wednesday by live sports. The Colorado Avalanche eked out a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, airing on ABC to a 1.33 rating in the key 18-49 demographic and 4.2 million total viewers. 

That’s not quite as nice as the double digit viewership that the NBA finals has pulled over the past two weeks, but still was the most-watched and highest-rated offering across the broadcast networks.

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