Primetime Ratings: NBC Leads Wednesday With Stanley Cup Final Opener

Fox’s ‘Bullseye’ holds premiere audience, CBS’ ‘Briefcase’ tumbles

NBC led Wednesday with its coverage of the opening game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final with an overall 1.8 rating/6 share among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

The game, a 2-1 victory by the Chicago Blackhawks over the Tampa Bay Lightning, posted an overnight 4.23 rating among the 56 metered markets, the second highest-rated Game 1 ever on NBC. NBC will have final numbers for the game later on Thursday.

Fox was in second with a 1.3/5. Bullseye held on to its premiere rating of 1.1, while MasterChef fell 13% to a 1.4.

ABC was in third with a 1.0/4. Celebrity Wife Swap dipped 9% to a 1.0.

CBS’ The Briefcase tumbled 36% from last week’s debut to a 0.9 to finish in fourth (but first among total viewers) with a 0.9/3.

The CW aired repeats.