Game 1 of Stanley Cup most-watched since '97 - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Game 1 of Stanley Cup most-watched since '97

Posted: Updated:
  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Bynum out for 1st round

    Bynum out for 1st round

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:56:35 GMT
    Top-seeded Indiana won't have Andrew Bynum for its first-round series against Atlanta. Coach Frank Vogel said Thursday that he believes the Pacers' oft-injured center could still work his way back forMore >>
    Top-seeded Indiana won't have Andrew Bynum for its first-round series against Atlanta.More >>
  • Brohm's first spring at WKU

    Brohm's first spring at WKU

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:55:04 GMT
    Western Kentucky's third straight spring with a different coach has at least included some familiarity. Rookie Hilltoppers coach Jeff Brohm hopes that knowledge of the team's personnel and his offensiveMore >>
    Western Kentucky's third straight spring with a different coach has at least included some familiarity.More >>
  • Colts re-sign Reitz

    Colts re-sign Reitz

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:52:38 GMT
    Offensive lineman Joe Reitz has signed his qualifying offer with the Colts. Reitz was a restricted free agent. The team made the announcement Thursday. Reitz made three starts in 14 games last season.More >>
    Offensive lineman Joe Reitz has signed his qualifying offer with the Colts.More >>

Chicago's 4-3 triple-overtime win over Boston attracted the most TV viewers for an opening game of the Stanley Cup finals in 16 years. 

NBC's broadcast averaged 6.358 million viewers, the most to watch a Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals since Detroit and Philadelphia drew 9,000 more on FOX in 1997. 

It marked an increase of 119 percent compared to the Stanley Cup finals series opener last year with the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.

NBC is averaging more than 3 million viewers during the playoffs, an increase of 38 percent compared to last year. NBC and the NBC Sports Network are combining to average 1.191 million viewers for each game, an increase of seven percent versus last year.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow