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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference semifinals are most-watched on record

The NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have averaged 1.06 million viewers, making the Conference Quarterfinals and Conference Semifinals the most-watched first two rounds on record (sine 1994, when cable program data started). On NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, the 2012 Conference Semifinals averaged 1.32 million viewers, making them the most-watched Conference Semifinals on record. More than 39 million total viewers have watched the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, up 23% vs. last year (32.2).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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NHL conference quarterfinals are most-watched on record

On the strength of a record 16 overtime games, 32 one-goal games, and a new television format that televised every first-round game nationally for the first time, the Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs delivered record-setting viewership.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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37.8M watch President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from 9:00PM to approximately 10:15 PM on 14 networks.  The sum of average audience for those networks was 37,752,613 viewers, with a combined household rating of 24.0.  The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC, MUN2 and on tape delay on TEL, TF and UNI.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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President Obama’s Jobs speech averages 31.4M viewers

President Obama’s Job’s speech to a joint session of Congress averaged 31.439M viewers across 11 networks. The address was carried live from approximately 7:00-8:00 p.m. on ABC, AZA, CBS, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, and MSNBC. The combined household rating/share was a 20.9/39.

The address was an increase of more than 5.8M viewers […]

President Obama’s speech on death of Osama bin Laden watched by more than 56 million viewers in U.S.

President Obama’s late-night speech to the nation announcing the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden was watched by 56.7M viewers across 11 networks, Nielsen reports.

It is now President Obama’s most-watched speech of his presidency to date.

The 9-minute announcement was shown on ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FNC, HLN and MSNBC.

President Obama’s address on Libya averages 26.6M viewers

President Barack Obama’s address on America’s involvement in Libyra drew an average audience of 26,636,310 viewers from 7:30-8:00 PM across eight networks. Via NielsenWire:

On Monday, March 28, 2011, President Obama delivered an address on the status of the American involvement in Libya. The address was carried live from approximately 7:30 PM- […]

Canada-USA Hockey on MSNBC draws 8.2 million viewers; 167 million Americans have watched 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Last night’s highly anticipated Olympic Hockey match-up between Canada and USA — which ended in USA’s 5-3 upset over Canada — drew an average 8.22 million viewers on MSNBC.  That’s just shy of MSNBC’s record average viewership for a program (the networks coverage of John McCain’s concession speech on November 4, 2008 — from 11:19-11:29 p.m.  — drew 8.23 million viewers).

In related news, NBC says that more than half of all Americans (167 million) have watched the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics on the various networks of NBC Universal through the first 10 days of the games.  That’s three million more than the first 10 days of the 2006 Winter Games (164 million).

Head on over the jump for the full press release.

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