Sochi 2014: Riveting US-Russia Hockey Game Shatters NBC Sports Network Ratings Record
The U.S.'s dramatic victory over the Russians on Saturday in Sochi shattered NBC Sports Network's ratings records even though the game aired on Saturday morning. The game made T.J. Oshie, who scored all of the U.S.'s goals in the dramatic shootout, a household name. Though he was hailed as a "hero" for taking four of the six shootout attempts and every single one after the shootout session went into extra rounds, Oshie said that the real American heroes are "wearing camo. That's not me."
According to Deadline, "NBCSN scored a record 3.3/10 rating in overnight metered-markets for its live Saturday morning broadcast of the dramatic U.S. and Russia men’s hockey game."
The ratings "surpasses NBCSN’s previous high of 3.1 in overnight metered-market results. That result was from the 2013 Stanley Cup Final Game 3 match-up on June 17 that year between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks in Beantown." The game was also the most streamed game in the history of any Olympics for NBC and NBC Sports.