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[06/14/15 - 08:35 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Top Charts for NBC
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/13/15):

NBC (5.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its presentation of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (5.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

CBS (3.357 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then claimed the silver with its repeat trio of "Elementary" (2.182 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "48 Hours" (4.552 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.110 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its weekly coverage of "Baseball Night in America" (2.110 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

And finally, encores of "The Whispers" (1.856 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "In an Instant" (2.299 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) on ABC (2.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Martin Freeman and musical guest Charli XCX, averaged a 2.5 rating, 7 share in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.0/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

· Versus the same night last year, the "SNL" rebroadcast is up +4% in metered-market households (2.5 vs. 2.4) and up +11% in 18-49 in the Local People Meters (1.0 vs. 0.9).

· Note that "SNL" adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals this season growing by an average of +44% going from "live plus same day ratings" to "live plus seven day" in adults 18-49 (from a 1.84 rating to a 2.65).


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

NBC (3.768 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with a new "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (4.394 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and a repeat of "The Blacklist" (2.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

CBS (3.794 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network thanks to its repeat lineup of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.703 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.342 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "48 Hours" (5.337 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

Next up was FOX (2.325 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its weekly presentation of "Baseball Night in America" (2.325 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

And finally, ABC (2.127 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Bet on Your Baby" (1.900 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9), "Sing Your Face Off" (2.026 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and the finale to "Sing Your Face Off" (2.455 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jonah Hill and musical guest Bastille, averaged a 2.4/6 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 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime programs on those networks in 18-49.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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