Friday, May 28, 2004
ABC takes baton from ESPN
NEW YORK -- The rating for Tampa Bay's 4-1 victory over Calgary in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals was up slightly from Game 1, which tied for the lowest-rated finals game on ESPN since 1990.
Game 2 on ESPN was watched by an average of 1,021,000 households
and had a rating of 1.2. Game 1 was watched by an average of
1,013,000 households and had a rating of 1.1.
Thursday night's game was the last of 30 NHL playoff games on
ESPN or ESPN2 this season. The games were watched by an average of
650,000 households, a 10 percent increase over last season when the
network aired 32 games.
The rest of the best-of-seven series is on ABC.