Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final Becomes Most-Watched Game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs
TORONTO (May 26, 2017) It was an incredible end to an unforgettable series. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins was one for the record books as an average of 4.29 million Canadians tuned in to Sportsnet and CBC last night – the biggest audience of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs to date.
Overall, 11 million Canadians watched some part of the game last night, with a peak audience of 4.71 million fans tuning in at 11:27 p.m. ET as the game entered double overtime. With this audience, the Game 7 showdown becomes the most-watched Senators post-season game in franchise history.
The Penguins will meet the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final on Monday, May 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. All Stanley Cup Final games will be available on Sportsnet, CBC, OMNI Television, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE.
Source: Numeris; Apr 12 – May 25/17; CBC & Sportsnet channels; AMA & Cume Reach; Total Canada.
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