Avs continue to dominate local TV ratings

Apr 17, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrates with left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) and defenseman Erik Johnson (6) and goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) and defenseman Ian Cole (28) and left wing Matt Calvert (11) after scoring an overtime goal against the Calgary Flames in game four of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.