CBC announces that the Western Conference Finals were the most watched watched third round postseason games on the network. Canada’s public television network had an average audience of just over 3 million viewers with the series clinching Game 5 garnering just over 4 million viewers, making it the highest-rated Conference Final Game since 1993. That’s very impressive. Let’s take a look at the press release from CBC.
Vancouver-San Jose Series Is Most-Watched Conference Final Ever
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues its record setting 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs with an average Round Three audience of 3.007 million — making it CBC’s highest-rated Conference Finals ever* — with viewership up 24% over last year’s series.
Game Five of the Vancouver-San Jose series was the highest rated game of Round Three with an average audience of 4.003 million**, making it the second highest rated Round Three game since 1993’s Game Seven between Toronto and Los Angeles which drew 4.269 million viewers.
* Based on metered television audience data only.
** Source: 2011 television audiences are BBM overnight, A2+ (PPM measurement).
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