Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final averaged 2,608,000 viewers on CBC, down from last year and less than the Toronto-Montreal regular-season finale.
In 2006, the first game of the final between Edmonton and Carolina averaged 3.033 million viewers. In 2004, Game 1 of Calgary-Tampa Bay averaged 3.063 million viewers.
Are the Senators and Ducks boring? Have your say in our forum.
Cup ratings take a dive
Give her boys, you have all summer to get over the bumps & bruises!!
Gary, 2007-05-31 11:26:51
Not at all! Great goals and superb goaltending!! I'm not a fan of either team, but,I've enjoyed every minute of it. Just because the big names in Hockey are not represented this time, it takes nothing away from this interesting series.
Power to the NHL for making it interesting. Why should the big names in Hockey be there all the time! Now, that would be boring! If viewing attendance is low, I pitty does who love Hockey and chose not to watch a good series.
luis posadas, 2007-05-31 09:55:24
Point 1: Forty years ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs last won the Stanley Cup.
Point 2: Canadian Gen. Rick Hillier took the Stanley Cup to Afghanistan to cheer up the troops.
Conclusion: The Taliban were closer than the Leafs to capturing the Stanley Cup
George O'Leary, 2007-05-31 08:41:47
Last night Comrie took an elbow to the face with no call, great job there ref!
The puck looks like its bouncing all over the place. I have a serious suggestion to the suits in NY, start the season the first week of September so the season ends earlier and maybe the ice will be a little bit better in May when the stanley cup finals should be on instead of June! We heard the reason the league added more games was because of players salaries were going through the roof, well now there is the salary cap so no need to have such a long regular season. Start the playoffs in March then the playoffs can be over in May. With the season starting earlier and ending earlier the players will still get there summers off to rest for the next season.
Jimmy, 2007-05-31 06:21:42