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[06/08/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Deliver Another ABC Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/7/17):

ABC (13.806 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was of course the network to beat on Wednesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.938 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "NBA Countdown" (10.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (15.964 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1).

FOX (2.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "MasterChef" (3.116 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (2.394 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Next up was NBC (3.936 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (6.900 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "The Carmichael Show" (3.762 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) plus repeats of "Superstore" (2.284 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "This Is Us" (1.884 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.670 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.158 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (4.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Code Black" (4.191 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.724 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.679 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.701 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - Little Big Shots
-10.00% - MasterChef
-22.22% - The Carmichael Show
-27.27% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+39.13% - NBA Countdown
+14.29% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
+13.46% - NBA Finals, Game 3
+8.70% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-25.00% - MasterChef
-31.25% - Little Big Shots (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-56.25% - The Carmichael Show (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by NBA basketball.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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 (6/8/16):

ABC (11.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) surged to the top spot on Wednesday with "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "NBA Countdown" (6.914 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (13.648 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

NBC (5.219 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was bumped to a distant second with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "The Night Shift" (4.264 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.247 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "MasterChef" (4.055 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "Wayward Pines" (2.439 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.752 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.457 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (4.022 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (3.779 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.859 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.663 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.760 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - MasterChef
-5.88% - American Ninja Warrior
-18.18% - The Night Shift
-22.22% - Wayward Pines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+360.18% - NBA Finals, Game 3 (vs. Various)
+109.09% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+109.09% - NBA Countdown (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+100.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Various (Repeats))
-10.00% - The Night Shift (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-20.00% - MasterChef
-30.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Bullseye)

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/8, 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/9, 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3). 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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