Stanley Cup Final Game 6 Sets National Record

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane
The Associated Press

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning set a new record in the Windy City.

The game drew “a 41 rating and a 57 share in Chicago, the highest on record for an NBC broadcast in the city.”

Over 1.43 million homes in Chicago watched the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938.

It also recorded a 5.6 national rating “making it the third-highest Stanley Cup Final Game 6 since 1995 on any network.” That means 5.8 million households watched the game.

“Any time there’s a team that has dominance, it creates a national following,” explained NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus. “It helps the whole game. Chicago has done that. It’s been terrific.”

The top two? Previous Blackhawks Stanley Cup victories. Number one is Game 6 between the Hawks and Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 while Game 6 versus the Boston Bruins in 2013 is second on the list.