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Major statement issued by company regarding the Bruins

Published May 8, 2024 at 9:43
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The Game 7 battle between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs during the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs has made TV history, setting a new viewership record.

As reported by Front Office Sports, the game attracted the largest NHL audience in the U.S. The game achieved 3.24 million viewers tuning in to the ABC broadcast. This surpasses previous records set in 2012 and 2021.

Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 7 averaged 3.2 million viewers on ESPN.

It ranks as the most-watched First Round game since 2012 and the largest First Round Game 7 audience in NHL history.




In Canada as well, the viewership was astonishing, becoming the most-watched NHL game ever on Sportsnet, reaching 51 percent of the Canadian population.

The league reported that the game drew 8.823 million viewers across CBC, SN, TVA Sports, and ABC combined.

Canada loves playoff hockey! 🇨🇦 🏒

After Round 1, the 2024 #StanleyCup Playoffs on
@Sportsnet have already reached 51% of the Canadian population, with average audiences up 10% vs. last year. 👀

Leafs vs. Bruins Game 7 was the most-watched hockey game ever on Sportsnet! 📈


It is good to see hockey doing well in the broadcast standings, it is a major positive for the NHL and growing the game.

Source: Bruins Insider - News company issues major statement on Bruins and it's shocking
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