Sports

Bruins’ Game 7 win drew huge rating on NESN

The Bruins’ 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series ranks on a very short list of the most exciting games ever televised on NESN.

Not surprisingly, it also ranks among the highest-rated.

Advertisement

The game earned a 16.8 rating and a 26 share in the Boston market Monday night. It was the third-highest-rated Bruins game on the network since NESN’s inception in 1984.

The highest-rated game remains Game 7 of last year’s first-round series with the Capitals, which earned a 19.6 on April 25, 2012. Second is Game 7 of the Bruins’ first-round series with the Canadiens on April 27, 2011, which had a 17.7 rating.

NESN’s game coverage during the seven-game series averaged a 11.7 household rating.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com