NBC Results: Stanley Cup Hockey Dominates Friday Results
Friday Primetime Results: In fast-national ratings that are not yet time zone-adjusted, NBC is #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key measures (adults, men and women 18-34, adults, men and women 18-49; and adults and men 25-54), ranking #1 in adults 18-49 during six of six Primetime half-hours in the fast nationals.
In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, NBC Sports' coverage of last night's New York Rangers-Los Angeles Kings matchup averaged a 4.6 rating in metered-market households, to rank as the top-rated Stanley Cup Final Game 5 in 14 years in metered-market households, best since 2000 (Dallas-New Jersey on ABC, triple overtime, 5.3).
The 4.6 rating is up +15% versus the year-ago Game 5 (4.0 for Boston-Chicago in metered-market households) and up +77% versus Game 5 in 2012, which also featured the L.A. Kings (vs. the New Jersey Devils, 2.6).
Last night's game, in which the Kings won the Stanley Cup four games to one over the Rangers, scored a 12.4 rating in the Los Angeles market in metered-market households, making this L.A.'s second-best overnight rating ever on NBC or NBCSN, trailing only the Kings' Cup-winning Game 6 during the 2012 Final (13.6). The 12.4 in L.A. is also up +41% versus the Kings' 2012 Game 5 (8.8).
New York delivered its second-best NHL rating ever on NBC or NBCSN, with a 10.4 rating in metered-market households, behind only Saturday's Game 2 of the Kings-Rangers series (10.5).
The top five markets for last night's Stanley Cup Final Game 2 were: Los Angeles, 12.4; New York, 10.4; Buffalo, 9.2; Boston, 6.3; Minneapolis-St. Paul, 6.3.
In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/6, delayed by a Stanley Cup hockey overrun; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/6, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.
From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households, with an encore delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49, with an encore delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.