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April 23, 2014 – Vol. 22

First Round NHL Streaming Records

As previously announced, NBC Sports Live Extra’s live streaming coverage through the first 17 games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs has delivered 18.8 million minutes, 206,000 unique viewers, 508,000 visits and 1.22 million live starts. Those figures are up 532% (2.98 million minutes), 482% (36,000 uniques), 469% (89,000 visits), and 739% (145,000 live starts), respectively, vs. 2013.

Games are averaging 1.11 million minutes consumed, 26,000 unique viewers, 30,000 visits and 72,000 live starts in 2014. Game 1 of Blackhawks-Blues, which went into triple overtime, generated the most consumption with 2.7 million minutes.

All games airing on NBCSN and CNBC were streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

Following are the top five games in minutes consumed (*Required authentication):

April 17 Game 1 Blackhawks-Blues 2.70 million*

April 19 Game 2 Blackhawks-Blues 2.40 million

April 20 Game 2 Red Wings-Bruins 1.85 million

April 20 Game 2 Flyers-Rangers 1.57 million

April 19 Game 2 Blue Jackets-Penguins 1.54 million*

NBC Sports Regional Networks Offer Man-to-Man Coverage of NBA Playoffs

Out West, Insider Monte Poole is following Stephen “Steph” Curry and the Warriors as they look to #BeatLA.

Warriors-Clippers Central:

In a battle of vs., Insiders J. Michael and Aggrey Sam follow the Wizards-Bulls series.

Wizards come from behind to shock the Bulls:

Offensive woes sink Bulls:

Finally, and square off as Rockets Insider Adam Wexler takes on Blazers Insider Chris Jaynes.

Blazers bench needs to step up:

Rockets ready to produce a different result:

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