NEW YORK (AP) -The Detroit-Pittsburgh matchup returned the Stanley Cup finals' television ratings to close to pre-lockout levels.
The four games on NBC averaged a 3.2 rating and a 6 share, the highest since Carolina-Detroit in 2002 averaged a 3.6.
The average rating doubled last year's record low of 1.6.
Game 6 on Wednesday averaged a 4.0 national rating and a 7 share, a 111 percent increase over the last Game 6 in 2006, when Edmonton-Carolina drew a 1.9.
The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned into the broadcast among those households with TVs on at the time.
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