Last night, in the what-I’m-told-was-exciting final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs (um, spoiler alert, I guess), the Chicago Blackhawks won in overtime to capture the title for the first time in half a century. But the exciting finish was not quite enough to take the night’s ratings over Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, which edged out hockey by a tenth of a point in the 18-to-49 demo. (To be fair, the last minutes of the game aired after primetime E.T. Update: And, according to NBC, it was the most-viewed Stanley Cup game in 36 years. So, there’s that.)
That hockey even came that close, actually, is an accomplishment in itself, but it would have been nice to see the often-overlooked sport of the frozen climes win the night. Hockey doesn’t often get spotlighted in primetime anymore, so I’ll ask the Tuned Inlander fans: how did the coverage on NBC compare to regular-season hockey coverage? And any Hockey Night in Canada fans here?