NEW YORK (AP) -Anaheim's Stanley Cup-winning victory over Ottawa produced another dismal televising rating.
The Ducks' 6-2 win over Ottawa on Wednesday night received a 2.5 overnight rating and 4 share, NBC said Thursday. That marked a 14 percent drop from Game 5 last year, a 4-3 overtime victory by Edmonton over Carolina.
National ratings were due later Thursday, and this year's Stanley Cup finals were on track to set a record low for TV viewers.
Game 1 on Versus was seen by 523,000 households in the United States and Game 2 on the cable network was viewed by 446,000 homes.
When the series switched to NBC, Game 3 was seen in 1.2 million homes and produced a 1.1 national rating, matching a July 2005 rerun of ``The West Wing'' as the lowest-rated prime-time broadcast in NBC history. Game 4 had a 1.9 national rating, which translates to 2.1 million homes.
Overnight ratings measure the 55 largest television markets in the United States, and each overnight rating point represents about 735,000 households. A national ratings point represents 1,114,000 homes.
The rating is the percentage watching a telecast among all homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned in to a broadcast among those households with televisions on at the time.
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