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Lightning Game 7 victory sets record for most-watched game ever on SunSports

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Sun Sports, the exclusive regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, proudly announced last night’s Game 7 victory over the Detroit Red Wings finished as the most-watched game ever in the history of the Lightning on the network. Overnight ratings show the game garnered a 7.5 HH average in the Tampa DMA, which translates to an estimated 136,691 households, according to Nielsen Media Research. The single-game high shattered the previous all-time high of a 4.6 HH set in 2011 versus the Washington Capitals in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Last night’s record-setting rating capped a great ending for the network this season as Sun Sports finished with a 5% increase in regular season year-over-year viewership (1.23 HH).

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