NBC Sports, NHL Network prepare for Cup Finals

The NHL’s Eastern Conference Final Game 7, which saw the Capitals advance to the Stanley Cup Final, helped push NBC Sports’ coverage of the playoffs to now average a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.206 million viewers, which stands as the most-watched playoffs in 21 years and up 7% over 2017. NBC Sports’ coverage of the NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference Finals averaged a combined TAD of 1.977 million viewers, making it the most-watched Conference Final round in three years and up 9% vs. last year with ECF Game 7 on NBCSN sporting a TAD of 2.691 million viewers. Meanwhile, NBC Sports scored some high-profile storylines for the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, which will feature the expansion Vegas Golden Knights facing Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals. Game 1 begins Monday at 8p on NBC from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with pre-game coverage at 6p on NBCSN with a two-hour edition of NHL Live.

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