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[06/08/14 - 08:43 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Put NBC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/7/14):

NBC (5.374 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its coverage of "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2" (5.374 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

ABC (2.704 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "Bet on Your Baby" (2.310 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), "Sing Your Face Off" (2.618 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and another "Sing Your Face Off" (3.187 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

Next up was CBS (3.908 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Blue Bloods" (3.532 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "Elementary" (3.238 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "48 Hours" (4.955 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

And finally, FOX (2.121 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night with its mainstay "Baseball Night in America" (2.121 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus (delayed to a 12:15 a.m. ET start due to a Stanley Cup hockey overrun), averaged a 2.0/6 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.9/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 on-sports telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime entertainment programs on those networks in 18-49.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/8/13):

NBC (3.320 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) led the demo race on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Conference Finals: Los Angeles at Chicago - Game 5" (3.320 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

CBS (4.761 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the top overall draw with its all-repeat lineup of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.381 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), "48 Hours" (4.618 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "48 Hours" (6.284 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

Next up was FOX (3.211 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (3.211 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) coverage.

And finally, a repeat of "Last Man Standing" (1.871 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and coverage of the "IZOD IndyCar Series: Firestone 550 at Texas" (1.397 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) closed out the night on ABC (1.476 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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