The Peacock’s presentation of Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals was the top-rated program on Saturday night. Chicago's victory over Tampa Bay garnered a 1.7 rating in the demo, down two-tenths from the previous Saturday’s game (Game 2). This decline isn’t particularly surprising though, considering mid-series games tend to rate lower than early or series-clinching contests. Game 3 (Monday) pulled a 1.4 in the demo, and Game 4 (Wednesday) pulled a 1.3, both of which were on NBCSN.
Game 5 also didn’t have The Belmont Stakes lead-in that Game 2 had on the previous Saturday.
Finishing a distant second in the 18-49 demo was CBS’ 48 Hours, which earned a steady .7 rating.
FOX Saturday baseball held steady with a .5 in the 18-49 demo, a .6 among viewers 25-54 and over 2.2 million viewers in total.
Starz provided TV with the #1 Saturday night program on cable. Episode 2 of the premium pay cabler's hit drama Power earned a .5 in the 18-49 demo and over 1.1 million Live+SD viewers in total. The season’s second episode lost one-tenth in the demo from last Saturday’s season premiere.
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