The Ratings Are In For The Stanley Cup. They’re Off The Charts

Jena Greene | Reporter

Early ratings are in for Thursday night’s Stanley Cup and they’re staggering.

The Stanley Cup aired on NBC and was expected to fetch massive ratings. And while the network probably wasn’t hoping for the Caps to take Vegas out quite so soon, they were likely pretty excited to learn that they fetched the best Game 5 ratings in NBC history. (RELATED: The Delayed ‘Roseanne’ Ratings Are In. Turns Out, It Did Even Better Than Expected)

“Early scores have the series-ender up from the past two years of Game 5 play, delivering just under an overnight 5.0 rating among metered market households,” The Hollywood Reporter said. “Tentative Fast Affiliate scores give coverage of the Washington Capitals’ victory over the Las Vegas Knights more than 6 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49.”

And while the 2018 ratings weren’t quite as good as the 2017 series, which stretched out to six games, it came pretty close. (RELATED: It’s No Surprise That NFL Local Ratings Are Also In A Free Fall)

Regardless of the ratings, last night’s game was iconic and the entire city of DC is still in awe of the Caps’ impressive performance.

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