Winter Olympics

Hockey Boosts MSNBC Ratings

Maybe they should try Olbermann and Maddow on ice? The Olympic hockey match between the U.S. and Canada on Sunday netted MSNBC 8.22 million viewers—the network’s second-highest ratings of all time. The record belongs to Election Night 2008, when 8.23 million people tuned in to watch Barack Obama’s election. It also outdrew Game 7 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup, with drew 8 million viewers.