According to a Thursday press release from the NBC Sports Group, last night’s Maple Leafs-Bruins Game 7 on NBCSN posted a 1.12 overnight rating, which ranks as the network’s best for a first-round game on record.
The game, which saw Boston pull off a third-period comeback to advance to the second round, was up 11 percent vs. the most recent first-round Game 7 on NBCSN in 2016 (between the Blues and Blackhawks, which drew a 1.01).
Digitally, Maple Leafs-Bruins delivered a total of 206,000 uniques and 12.8 million minutes, which are the most-ever for a Round 1 Game, and produced an Average Minute Audience of 68,700 viewers.
The figures obviously do not include those viewers in Toronto, too, making it even more impressive.
Boston (1.16) has seemingly tuned in from the start, too, as they were the fourth-best local market tuning into the first 12 days of postseason, behind just Pittsburgh (2.50), Buffalo (2.02), and Nashville (1.63). Providence ranked fifth on this list, at 1.02.