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GAME 5 DELIVERS A NEW RATINGS RECORD FOR CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

An average audience of 6.1 million Canadians watched the Canucks 1-0 win over the Bruins

Friday's Game 5 delivered a new ratings record for CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, with an average audience of 6.1 million Canadians tuning in. That's the most-watched NHL broadcast in CBC history* - edging out the 5.6 million that watched earlier in this same series.

The game, which saw Vancouver defeat Boston 1-0 to take a 3-2 series lead, reached a total of just over
14 million different Canadians, and peaked at 10:53 pm ET when 8.9 million viewers tuned in to see the dramatic ending.

Game 6 of the series goes tonight in Boston, starting at 7:30 pm ET with Scotiabank Hockey Tonight on CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA.

(Source: BBM Canada, Total Canada, Preliminary Overnights, Ind.2+, 2011)
* Based on metered television audience data only

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