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[06/20/13 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Inch Out Victory for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, june 19, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (6.171 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4" (6.171 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1).

FOX (5.262 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second place with new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.967 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and a second "MasterChef" (5.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1).

Next up was CBS (5.951 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a new "The American Baking Competition" (5.799 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.744 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.310 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.754 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its mix of "The Middle" (3.970 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Family Tools" (3.567 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Modern Family" (4.291 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" (3.397 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Lookout" (3.650 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Arrow" (1.348 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Supernatural" (1.054 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.201 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The American Baking Competition
0.00% - The Lookout
0.00% - Family Tools
-8.33% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4
-8.33% - MasterChef - 9:00
-9.09% - MasterChef - 8:00
-16.67% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+144.44% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4 (vs. Justin Bieber: All Around the World, Part 1/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeats))
+20.00% - The American Baking Competition (vs. Dogs in the City)
0.00% - The Lookout (vs. Duets)
-8.33% - MasterChef - 9:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-9.09% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (vs. Duets)
-10.00% - Family Tools (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
-16.67% - MasterChef - 8:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/20/12):

FOX (6.52 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.52 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

CBS (5.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then had to settle for the silver with a new "Dogs in the City" (4.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Sharing second place was ABC (4.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and its mix of "The Middle" (4.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Suburgatory" (3.58 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Modern Family" (4.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and a special 90-minute "Duets" (4.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) was still out of the hunt with its combination of "Justin Bieber: All Around the World, Part 1" (3.31 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.40 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (1.10 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and another "America's Next Top Model" (1.21 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) capped the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.6 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-8.33% - Duets
-9.09% - Dogs in the City

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. FOX News Special/So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - Dogs in the City (vs. CBS News Special/Undercover Boss)
-10.57% - Duets (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat)/Primetime Nightline)
-68.97% - Justin Bieber: All Around the World, Part 1 (vs. NBC News Special/The Voice)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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