Penguins set ratings mark
Penguins center Max Talbot scores against Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood in the second period of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The game set a local television ratings record.
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Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final June 12 drew a 42.2 rating in Pittsburgh, making it the highest local rating for an NHL game since the league started tracking local ratings in 1995.
The game also drew a 61 share -- meaning 61 percent of all televisions in the Pittsburgh region that were on that night were tuned to the Penguins' 2-1 victory in Game 7 against the Detroit Red Wings.
The game was televised nationally by NBC and carried locally by WPXI. The broadcast peaked with one quarter-hour rating of 54.6 and a quarter-hour share of 73.
First Published June 25, 2009 12:00 am