Primetime Ratings: NBC Scores With Stanley Cup ThrillerUpdated: Most-watched Game 1 in 16 years with 6.4 million viewers 6/13/2013 02:27:00 PM Eastern
UPDATED: 6:00 p.m. ET
NBC scored a Wednesday night win thanks to a thrilling
opening game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. The net finished with an overall
2.5 rating/7 share with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.
The Chicago Blackhawks' triple-overtime victory over the
Boston Bruins -- which went past 1 a.m. on the East Coast -- averaged 6.4 million viewers, up 119% over last year's opening game (2.9M) and a 2.5 rating in the demo. It was the most-watched Game 1 since 1997 and the second-most watched ever (since the advent of people meters in 1987).
Fox was in second with a 2.4/7 as MasterChef rose a tenth from last week.
CBS' The American Baking Competition was up a tenth
from last week to a 1.2, and finished with a third-place 1.2/4.
ABC was in fourth with a 1.1/3. Family Tools was even
with a 0.9 while How to Live With Your Parents fell a tenth to a 1.2. The
Lookout was even with last week's 1.1 as well.
The CW aired repeats.