Lady Stanley, your article says it reached 5.1 million Canadians on CBC and 40% of population of Canada. however, there is no mention of RDS.. i am pretty sure RDS got probably 1 million roughly. so are you telling me that this game attracted over 6 million in Canada, or is RDS already included in the rating? If RDS is not incl, then what would be the total viewers of both CBC and RDS.. thanks
Bruins-Rangers isn't really a rivalry compared to other Boston-NY rivalries in other sports. But the NHL has to be happy that these two rival cities are in a playoff series. We all know about Red Sox-Yanks. The Celtics and Knicks just faced each other in the playoffs. Glad to have this rivalry continue in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In a sense, Boston sports fans have a chance to "avenge" the Celtics' loss to the Knicks.
and the league scheduled rangers games 1 and 2 on the same night as the knicks. good news is most of the NBA 2nd round series is over but 3rd round and finals are their best in terms of competition and tv ratings.
Wonder if there is an advantage of having NHL playoffs start after the NBA starts?