Ratings: NBC Scores Demo Victory With Stanley Cup’s Game 1

NHL championship slips from last year

Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final was a victory for the Los Angeles Kings, and for NBC.

The overtime game scored the highest rating of the night in the key 18-49 demographic, despite being down from last year’s matchup. Due to the nature of live sports, NBC’s numbers are approximate.

CBS was tops in viewers with an all-rerun lineup.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and fourth in viewers with an average of 4.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was the only broadcast on the network’s schedule. The contest is down 29 percent from last year’s fast national rating, but subject to change.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and in viewers with 5 million. “So You Think You Can Dance” was the only show on the schedule.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4.8 million. Following reruns, “Motive” at 10 p.m. had a 1.0/3 and 5.1 million viewers.

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Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and fifth in viewers with 2.6 million.

CBS was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and first in total viewers with 5.6 million. It aired entirely repeats.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.5 million. Following a rerun, “The 100” at 9 got a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.