Stanley Cup final notes: Another bad pick; rating report
Time to wrap up the Stanley Cup playoffs with a couple of notes.
-- My Stanley Cup final prediction skid continues.
In the seven years I have had this blog, I have been wrong every time with my Cup final prediction. This year, I picked the New York Rangers to beat the Los Angeles Kings in seven games. The Kings won the Cup Friday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory over the New York Rangers. With three OT games in the series, it felt like seven games were played.
Sorry, Rangers fans. I jinxed them with my pick.
I finished the playoffs with a 7-8 record.
-- Game 5 averaged 6 million viewers and had a 3.7 rating on NBC, Nielsen said Saturday.
The game peaked at more than 8.5 million viewers from midnight-12:30 a.m.
It was most-watched Cup final Game 5 since the triple-overtime fifth game of the 2008 Cup final between Pittsburgh and Detroit (6.2 million, NBC).
Here are the top-10 markets for Game 5:
Rank Market Rtg
1 Los Angeles 12.4
2 New York 10.4
3 Buffalo 9.2
4 Boston 6.3
4 Minneapolis-St. Paul 6.3
6 Pittsburgh 5.5
7 Chicago 5.4
7 Providence 5.4
9 West Palm Beach 5.2
9 Las Vegas 5.2