Ratings for the second game of this spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs declined by more than half a million viewers from Game One.

The overnight estimates from Monday, June 10, show that 1,594,000 viewers across Canada watched the Florida Panthers defeat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Sportsnet national. Another 1,O61,000 saw the game that same night on CBC. Factor in a further 229,000 who saw the American ABC feed simulcast on Citytv and a total of 2,884,000 watched Game Two in English Canada.

Game One two nights earlier drew close to 3.5 million overnight, estimated viewers on broadcast and specialty channels.

Hockey was overwhelmingly the main attraction Monday on the networks. CTV’s strongest show in prime that night was The Weakest Link (382,000). Global saw 308,000 and 332,000 tune in for reruns of NCIS and NCIS Hawai’i.

Game 3 takes place Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS, with the action moving to Oiler country in Edmonton.

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