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2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year
Published On: Tue, May 02
Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Logan Stanley is greeted by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected as the number eighteen overall draft pick by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, its averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds thats up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000.

And it comes even with five Canadian teams in this years playoffs and no Game 7s as compared to none and two respectively in 2016. There were a record amount of overtime games in the first round this year that did help to increase drama.

NBC says Pittsburgh-Washington in the second round has steered numbers up especially last Saturday night which drew an average of 2.587 million viewers on the Peacock. And it peaked at 3.115 million in the games final 12 minutes. That made it the most-watched game of the 2017 playoffs.

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