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[06/10/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Remain Unstoppable for ABC
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/9/15):

ABC (12.624 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.143 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "NBA Countdown" (9.159 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (14.611 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1).

NBC (8.789 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "America's Got Talent" (10.339 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "I Can Do That!" (5.688 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

Next up was FOX (3.167 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.934 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.400 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.474 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (7.210 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.638 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "48 Hours" (5.573 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.219 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and the season finale of "iZombie" (1.395 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) on The CW (1.307 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.2 rating while the latter delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
+6.67% - I Can Do That!
-4.17% - America's Got Talent
-9.09% - Hell's Kitchen
-16.67% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. I Wanna Marry 'Harry')
+150.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+100.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Riot)
+42.11% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+41.67% - NBA Countdown
+18.37% - NBA Finals, Game 3
+6.67% - I Can Do That! (vs. The Night Shift)
-11.54% - America's Got Talent

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/9 delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/8 delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun, averaged a 1.8/7 in metered-market households and a 0.8/6 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/10/14):

ABC (10.121 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was not surprisingly the top draw on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.181 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Kia NBA Countdown" (6.830 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (11.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

NBC (9.945 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then scored the silver with originals from "America's Got Talent" (11.452 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "The Night Shift" (6.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was CBS (6.493 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.901 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.607 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) and "Person of Interest" (4.971 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.100 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) was out of the hunt despite originals from "Riot" (1.208 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" (0.992 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, a new "Famous in 12" (0.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.621 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (0.678 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Famous" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

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

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.0/7,; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/8, delayed by an NBA overrun.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6,; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/6, delayed by an NBA overrun.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA overrun, averaged a 1.7/7 in metered-market households and a 0.8/6 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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