Hockey Lifts Nbc To Demo Victory
NBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals continued to draw above-average ratings for Game 2 between Philadelphia and Chicago Monday night. The hockey game averaged 5.91 million viewers -- nothing to cheer about -- but, more importantly, it ranked No. 1 among adults 18-49 during its last 90 minutes when it averaged 6.46 million. It was beaten in the demo during the first 90 minutes by ABC's The Bachelorette , which averaged 7.34 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Among total viewers, however, CBS continued to rule -- even with a lineup of summer repeats. At 9 00 p.m. Two and a Half Men pulled in 9.72 million viewers, while at 9 30 p.m., The Big Bang Theory captured 9.41 million viewers.