Stanley Cup Final: Another Rough Outing For Devils/Kings

Posted by | June 5, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Fewer than two million viewers watched the third game of the Stanley Cup Final.

Game 3 of the Devils/Kings Stanley Cup Final drew 1.743 million viewers on NBC Sports Network Monday night, down 37% from Canucks/Bruins Game 3 last year (2.757M), and down 52% from Blackhawks/Flyers Game 3 in 2010 (3.600M).

The telecast ranks as the least-viewed Stanley Cup Final telecast, regardless of network, since Ducks/Senators Game 3 on NBC in 2007 (1.631M). This is the first time since that Ducks/Senators series that any Stanley Cup Final game has dipped below two million viewers.

Game 3 ranks as the fifth-least viewed of the thirteen Stanley Cup Final telecasts on NBC Sports Network (previously Versus and OLN). Only Games 1 and 2 of the 2006 Hurricanes/Oilers series and the 2007 Ducks/Senators series drew fewer viewers.

Least-Viewed Stanley Cup Final Telecasts on NBCSN (Previously Versus and OLN)

# Date Away Home
#
Net
Viewers (000)
1 Wed., 5/30/07 Senators Ducks
2
VERSUS
576
2
Mon., 5/28/07 Senators Ducks
1
VERSUS
769
3
Mon., 6/5/06 Oilers Hurricanes
1
OLN
861
4
Wed., 6/7/06 Oilers Hurricanes
2
OLN
875
5
Mon., 6/4/12 Devils Kings
3
NBCSN
1,743

(Monday’s viewership from TV By the Numbers)

  • Notmine42

    Maybe they should air it on a channel people have access to, duh!

  • la fan

    Wanted to watch it, want to watch it tonight, but I don’t get NBCSN!!!!!!!!! Maybe that’s why the ratings were so low…Guess I’ll have to go to a bar.

  • Pjbrittain

    nbc totatly f’d up by not showing the 4th stanley cup game on prime time tv so the fans could watch probably the last game of the year. Way too many fans do not have access to nbcsn !!!! The prime time shows are sorry summer replacements anyway. Guaranteed we are not watching nbc tonight!!!!! PRB Lehigh Acres, Fl.

  • Jabl1

    When you put the NHL Stanley Cup games on none standard TV channels that a lot of people including me cannot view you would expect to see the rating you have.