As I was saying, no more blogging this week . . . except for NHL ratings news.

Turns out Game 2 of the Cup finals on NBC averaged 4.1 percent of homes in major markets, the highest such figure in the 35 years for which records are available.

The 4.1 was a 21-percent increase over the 3.4 for last year's Game 2.

The top two markets, naturally: Chicago (25.1) and Philly (18.5).

(NY? 3.2.)

Here are the top 10:

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1. Chicago 25.1 rating/39 percent share of TVs in use

2. Philadelphia 18.5/28

3. Buffalo 10.2/16

4. Indianapolis 6.3/10

5. Pittsburgh 4.9/8

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6. Detroit 4.4/7

7. Seattle 4.1/9

8. Denver 3.8/7

T9. Ft. Myers 3.7/6

T9. Las Vegas 3.7/6