Television Ratings For Capitals-Blue Jackets Are Tops In NHL


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According to Sports Media Watch, the Capitals-Blue Jackets first-round series has accounted for the two largest audiences of the playoffs on cable this season.

Tuesday’s Capitals-Blue Jackets Game 4 earned a 0.54 rating and 888,000 viewers on NBCSN, marking the largest non-clinching first round audience on cable since 2014 (Bruins-Red Wings Game 4: 1.1M). Streaming for the game also set new records:

Compared to previous years, the audience for the Capitals overtime win in game 3 increased 54% from last year (Canadiens-Rangers: 576K) and 63% from 2016 (Lightning-Red Wings: 546K).

The Capitals-Blue Jackets series accounts for the two largest audiences of the playoffs on cable, with Sunday’s Game 2 ranking second (765K).

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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