Game 6 of Stanley Cup Final delivers historic TV ratings

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Members of the Chicago Blackhawks pose for pictures as they celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series on Monday, June 15, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks defeated the Lightning 2-0 to win the series 4-2. | AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final delivered a 5.6 metered market rating, according to The Nielsen Company, making it the third-biggest television audience for a Stanley Cup Final on record.

The Blackhawks beat the Lightning, 2-0, on NBC to clinch their third Stanley Cup in six seasons.

The Blackhawks have been a part of each of the biggest three games in terms of television audience. Their Game 6 against the Flyers in 2010 earned a 5.8 rating, and Game 6 against the Bruins in 2013 earned a 5.7 rating.

The audience Monday night was up 40 percent from the 2012 Game 6 between the Devils and Kings.

The Chicago market was far more tuned into the game than anywhere else in the country. Nowhere else even came close, including Tampa.

The game delivered a 41.0 HH rating, the highest ever for a Blackhawks game.

Here are the HH ratings for the markets that were most tuned into the game:

Chicago 41.0

Tampa 15.2

Buffalo 10.5

Milwaukee 7.9

Denver 7.6

Minneapolis 7.5

Boston 6.7

Providence 5.8

St. Louis 5.8

Las Vegas 5.1

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