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Despite featuring the #1 market Rangers against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals, Saturday’s Stanley Cup playoff action on NBC could not keep up the red-hot ratings momentum of the first round. Game 1 of the Capitals/Rangers Stanley Cup playoff series drew a 1.5 overnight rating on NBC Saturday afternoon, according to USA Today — even with Bruins/Flyers Game 1 last year (1.5), and down a tick from Flyers/Bruins Game 1 in 2010 (1.6). The game aired directly opposite the Knicks’ [...]
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