NBC won the Friday overnight crowd which is no surprise.They drew an average of 7.51 million viewers, and peaked at 9.07 million viewers. This is a very big number for the NHL.
I’m scanning the web for Canada’s numbers through CBC and RDS. I’m gathering it will total around 4 million viewers.
We should be looking at around 11-12 million viewers on average in total for U.S and Canada.
In contrast, the NBA finals on ABC hit around 11.35 million total viewers in U.S and Canada for their game 4.
The 2008 MLB World Series averaged around 14 million total viewers in the U.S and Canada.