TV Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Start Off Steady, Winning Wednesday

The Blackhawks' victory over the Lightning tops in the key demo, up a skosh from the comparable game last year.
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Game one of the Stanley Cup Finals, between the Blackhawks and Lightning, was a win for Chicago and NBC.

Ahead of time zone adjustments, Fast National ratings for last stretch of the NHL championship have the game leading broadcast for the night with a tentative 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. That's even up a touch from the comparable numbers for last year's game one.


Fox came in No. 2 for the night with new episodes of MasterChef (1.4 adults), off two-tenths of a point from last week, and Bullseye (1.1 adults). The latter held 100 percent of last week's premiere score.

The Briefcase tumbled half of a point from last week's debut on CBS, averaging a 0.9 rating in the key demo. ABC had the night's only other new Big Four show, Celebrity Wife Swap, which held steady with a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49.

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