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Up, Up, And Up: Ratings Continue To Soar For 2010 Cup Final

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Ratings have been up across the board for NBC and Versus in this Stanley Cup Final. Sunday night's Game 5 is no different.

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From the always-excellent Puck The Media:

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Last nights Stanley Cup Final posted the best overnight rating for a non-overtime Game 5 in eight years. The game generated a 4.0 overnight rating and 7 share, the best for a non-OT Game 5 since 2002 (4.5 on ABC, Carolina-Detroit). Game 5 featured Chicago defeating Philadelphia, 7-4, in the largest winning margin of the series. The 4.0 overnight is up 54 percent vs. last year’s Game 5 (2.6) between the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, featuring Sidney Crosby. In 2008, Detroit and Pittsburgh played a three-overtime Game 5, which generated a 4.3 overnight rating.

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The game drew almost six million viewers in total, and when you consider the game's placement on a Sunday night instead of a Saturday night, that's very good. Last year's Final saw two games on Saturday nights, if you remember correctly.

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