LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) -Kickoff game of the between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings drew the second-largest game 1 overnight rating nationwide for a game one of the Stanley Cup Finals in NBC history.
However, Wednesday’s game 1 is down 20 percent from last year’s opener between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins.
As for Los Angeles, the hockey game drew the third highest rating in the city at 7.1 among households. With the game starting at rush hour in Los Angeles, the number comes surprisingly high.
2012 Stanley Cup Final games 5 and 6 – potential game clinchers for Los Angeles — are the two who still lead.
The game in New York drew a 10.1 – highest for an NHL game on NBC in the market.