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[06/22/12 - 08:53 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Wrap With Postseason High for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, june 21, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.]

ABC (12.91 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) was the top draw on Thursday thanks to its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.75 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "NBA Countdown" (8.66 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 5" (15.52 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1).

A distant second place then went to CBS (6.98 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.24 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (7.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "Person of Interest" (6.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) and "The Mentalist" (6.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was FOX (3.66 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with week three of "Take Me Out" (3.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "The Choice" (4.17 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was out of the hunt despite its all-original mix of "Justin Bieber: All Around the World, Part 2" (3.10 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Saving Hope" (2.61 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.78 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.91 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.63 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.77 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" posted a 0.4 rating while "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+12.90% - NBA Countdown
+10.34% - NBA Finals, Game 5
+9.09% - Take Me Out
0.00% - The Choice
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
0.00% - Breaking Pointe
-11.11% - Justin Bieber: All Around the World (vs. 6/20/12)
-28.57% - Saving Hope

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+228.21% - NBA Finals, Game 5 (vs. Expedition Impossible/Rookie Blue)
+52.17% - NBA Countdown (vs. Wipeout)
+36.36% - The Choice (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+6.67% - Justin Bieber: All Around the World (vs. Community (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
+4.35% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Wipeout)
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
0.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-36.84% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-47.37% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/Parks & Recreation (Repeat))

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," 2.7/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/23/11):

ABC (6.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat with the debut of its Thursday summer lineup of "Wipeout" (7.47 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1), "Expedition Impossible" (7.05 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) and "Rookie Blue" (5.88 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

FOX (4.78 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then got bumped to second place with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.32 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) followed by a repeat of "Glee" (3.23 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was CBS (7.37 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "Rules of Engagement" (5.65 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (8.01 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) remained out the hunt with its mix of "Community" (2.33 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "30 Rock" (2.11 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "The Office" (2.43 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Parks & Recreation" (2.21 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and a new "Love Bites" (2.00 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.87 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Nikita" (0.95 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (0.91 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): So You Think You Can Dance (-9.50%), Love Bites (-11.10%).

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

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

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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