- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Capitals drew a record 16.0 rating in Washington, D.C., for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final — making it the most-watched hockey game ever for NBC in the market. 

The number surpasses the 12.6 rating the Capitals hauled in last week for Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

The NHL had its highest rating for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final since 2015, recording a 3.72.

The Capitals-Golden Knights’ rating was also 7 percent higher than last year’s Cup final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators.

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