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2022 Stanley Cup Final Sees 84% Viewership Rise

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2022 Stanley Cup Final Sees 84% Viewership Rise

ESPN has reported an average viewership of 4.6 million people during the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, with its peak reaching 6.9 million viewers in the final period of game six.

The media giant also reported a 60% increase in viewership to 1.6 million people for  ESPN, ESPN2 and the ABC during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Commenting on the final broadcast numbers, ESPN senior vice president of programming and acquisitions, Ilan Ben-Hanan, said: “This is just year one of a seven-year deal.”

“There’s still so much more room to grow, but we’re really excited about where we’re headed.

“We certainly recognize and value that hockey fans have come to recognize ESPN+ as a home for them,” he said.

NHL content on ESPN.com saw a 40% rise, while the ESPN App grew by 145% compared to last year’s series, with the playoffs engaging 30.3 million people, who consumed 548 million minutes of content.

Additionally, ESPN NHL social media content accumulated 15.4 million engagements and 257.4 million video views throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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