WASHINGTON — Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday was the most-watched Final game on NBC Sports Network in three years and the highest-rated NHL game on the cable channel for Las Vegas and Washington.
Locally, Las Vegas (19.8) and Washington (13.4) delivered their highest-rated NHL games ever on NBCSN.
According to data by the Nielsen Company, the Total Audience Delivery for Game 2 was 3.788 million viewers, up 16 percent vs. last year’s Nashville-Pittsburgh Game 2 (3.278 million) on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and up 47 percent vs. the comparable 2016 game (San Jose-Pittsburgh, 2.579 million).
NBCSN averaged a TV-only audience of 3.648 million viewers. TV-only viewership peaked at 4.701 million viewers from 7:45 to 8 p.m.