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Stanley Cup finals Game 4 earns 3.8 rating for NBC Sports

Wednesday's thrilling Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals earned NBC Sports a 3.8 rating and averaged 6.459 million viewers, the network said Thursday.

Those numbers for the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-5 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins were up 124 percent and 120 percent, respectively, versus last year's Game 4 between New Jersey and Los Angeles. That game got a 1.7 rating and 2.935 million viewers.

Viewership of Wednesday's game peaked in overtime (11:15-11:30 p.m.) with 8.192 million viewers.

Through four games, the four game shave averaged a 3.1 rating and averaged 5.356 million viewers across NBC (Games 1 and 4) and NBC Sports Network (Games 2 and 3), the best on record since 1994, and up 107 percent (1.5 rating) and 118 percent (2.460 million viewers), respectively, versus last year.

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