elchucko70:

Great rivalry. Fun games to watch.

Originally posted on ProHockeyTalk:

The Montreal Canadiens completed a wild comeback against the Boston Bruins to win 6-5 (SO) on Wednesday night … and they apparently did so in front of a captivated audience.

NBC’s press release reveals that yesterday’s “Wednesday Night Rivalry” match brought in 773K viewers and a household rating of .48, making it the sixth-most watched regular season game in NBC Sports Network history.

Perhaps most interestingly, the historic Canadiens-Bruins rivalry’s NBC SN matches have generated the three highest ratings for cable-televised regular season games featuring a Canadian team since 2000:

March 3: 813K
March 27: 773K
Feb. 26: 771

March 3′s match is the only game that produced a higher rating household in Boston (9.26) than last night’s 8.51 mark. That made it the highest rated network in Boston overall during that time (7:30 – 10:45 p.m. ET).

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