An average audience of 6.6 million Canadians watched; Game reached 16.2 million Canadians
Last night's Game 6 delivered a new ratings record for CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, with an average audience of 6.6 million Canadians tuning in. That's the most-watched NHL broadcast in CBC history* - beating the 6.1 million that watched Game 5.
The game, which saw Boston defeat Vancouver 5-2 to tie the series 3-3, peaked at 8.1 million viewers at 9:06 pm ET near the end of the first period. The game reached a total of 16.2 million Canadians, the most ever for the Final on CBC.
The game also delivered spectacular ratings in the key 25-54 demo, with an average audience of 2.9 million viewers.
Game 7 of the series goes tomorrow night in Vancouver, 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