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[06/10/16 - 09:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with Stanley Cup Finals
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 (6/9/16):

NBC (4.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Thursday with its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (4.562 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

CBS (4.801 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with its repeat mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.588 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Life in Pieces" (4.646 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Mom" (4.761 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "The Odd Couple" (4.353 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Code Black" (4.229 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.157 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with encores of "Modern Family" (3.493 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and the feature "War of the Worlds" (3.089 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.158 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "American Grit" (2.110 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) followed by the season finale of "American Grit" (2.207 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.909 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.760 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.835 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Grit
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5 (vs. Various)
-33.33% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party)
-36.36% - American Grit - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
-41.67% - American Grit - 9:00 (vs. Wayward Pines)

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," 3.6/9; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/7; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/11/15):

ABC (14.030 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) was once again the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), "NBA Countdown" (9.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 4" (16.331 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1).

FOX (4.556 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a distant second place with the season finale of "Bones" (4.879 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) alongside a new "Wayward Pines" (4.233 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.055 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.960 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "The Odd Couple" (5.402 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Mom" (5.090 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Mike & Molly" (4.978 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Elementary" (3.949 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.945 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up its trio of "Dateline NBC" (6.367 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Aquarius" (3.729 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Hannibal" (1.740 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.889 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with the return of "Beauty and the Beast" (0.908 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and the "iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party" (0.870 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and the latter a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Aquarius
+12.50% - NBA Finals, Game 4
+9.09% - Dateline NBC
+9.09% - Wayward Pines
+7.41% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
0.00% - NBA Countdown
0.00% - Bones
-28.57% - Hannibal

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.63% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+50.00% - NBA Countdown
+50.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Gang Related)
+50.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+50.00% - iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
+21.15% - NBA Finals, Game 4
+20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-15.79% - Aquarius (vs. Undateable)
-31.25% - Bones (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-58.33% - Hannibal (vs. Last Comic Standing)

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," 2.5/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.6/4 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," 0.9/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4, 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 0.9/7 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). 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 0.6/3 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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