NBC’s broadcast of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals‘ Game 1 between the Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers managed to draw 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.7 in the demo rating (the fast national numbers are subject to change and could end up increasing).
The 2014 Stanley Cup Finals‘ Game 1 match-up in which the Kings’ won in single overtime, was down 30 percent from last years’s triple overtime opening match-up between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins (which was the most watched Game 1 in 16 years).
Compared to 2012’s low rated Game 1 opener between the Kings and the New Jersey Devils (2.7 mil/ 1.0) the 2014 Game 1 match-up were noticeably higher. Another high note for NBC, the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals‘ Game 1 broadcast managed to narrowly edge out Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance to claim the night’s best demo rating.
Here is hout the night’s other new outings faired:
ABC: A new episode of sophomore drama Motive averaged 5.1 million total viewers and pull a 1.0 in the demo. Wednesday’s new outing saw a gain of 24 percent in total viewers and a tenth in the demo reaching season highs.
Fox: So You Think You Can Dance brought in 5 million total viewers and earned a 1.5 in the demo. However the Wednesday’s new outing was down a tenth from last week’s season opener.
The CW: The 100‘s two part season final began this week with part one averaging 1.6 million total viewers and a 0.6 in the demo.