NBC Sports: Game 2 Ratings Best Since At Least 1975
NBC Sports reports that the 4.1 overnight rating is the highest ever recorded. Those numbers go back to 1975, as overnight data prior to then is unavailable. For the second game in a row, NBC finished #1 in primetime among Adults 18-49. The overall rating is up 21% over 2009′s Game #2 (3.4) and, as we know, peaked at the 10:30 PM ET half-hour.
Through two games, NBC has averaged a 3.5 overnight rating for the Stanley Cup Final, the best two-game average since 1999′s Dallas-Buffalo series on FOX.