Interest in the Colorado Avalanche is at an all-time high. The San Jose Sharks currently lead the series, 3-2, but Avs fans have been more than a little bit invested in the team’s playoff run.
According to NBC Sports, Saturday night’s Game 5 delivered 0.75 rating, which was 75 percent higher than last year’s Winnipeg-Nashville game (0.58). Locally, Denver’s 9.1 rating was NBC Sports’ highest-ever rating on record for an NHL game in market. Comparatively, San Jose produced 3.4 rating.
Local TV ratings for last night's #StanleyCup games:
Columbus (Blue Jackets/Bruins): 15.2
Boston (Blue Jackets/Bruins): 15.1
Denver (Avalanche/Sharks): 9.1
San Jose (Avalanche/Sharks): 3.4
— NHL TV Ratings (@NhlRatings) May 5, 2019
Colorado and San Jose will face off in Game 6, Monday night. The puck is scheduled to drop at the Pepsi Center at 8:00 p.m. MT. TV coverage will be provided by NBC Sports Network.