Game 7 between Boston and Montreal set a new single-game ratings record on NESN with a 17.7 average household rating in Boston.
NESN’s previous best ever single-game hockey rating was a 14.1 in a Game 7 between the Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes on May 14, 2009.
Wednesday’s game peaked at a 26.6 during the 10:00 PM quarter hour when Nathan Horton scored the game winning goal in overtime.
For the entire seven-game series, Boston-Montreal averaged a 11.9 household rating, the highest-rated Bruins playoff series in NESN’s history. The previous record was a 9.9 rating set in 2009 for the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Carolina Hurricanes.