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