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Huge milestone for the NHL during the Stanley Cup Final


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Will Bloggs
June 27, 2024  (9:51)
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The NHL has made history as the 2024 Stanley Cup Final had 16.3 million viewers in North America
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The NHL has achieved an incredible milestone by drawing more viewers to the Stanley Cup Finals than the NBA and MLB championships. This success is due to a combination of factors that created the perfect scenario for capturing a broad audience.

The Florida Panthers historic run to the Finals, overcoming significant odds, was a major factor. Connor McDavid's electrifying performance and the presence of a Canadian team boosted viewership from the passionate Canadian fanbase. The nail-biting Game 7 provided the ultimate do-or-die scenario, and the remarkable comeback stories of teams and players overcoming adversity created compelling narratives.
Commissioner Gary Bettman must be thrilled with this achievement, reflecting the NHL's growing popularity and expanding fanbase. The league aims to build on this success with the upcoming 2024 Draft, broadcast live from the prestigious Sphere in Las Vegas. This promises to be another exhilarating event for hockey enthusiasts.
The NHL's challenge will be to maintain and build on this viewership, ensuring that these factors are not isolated incidents but part of a broader trend in the league's growth.
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