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[06/13/13 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Push NBC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, june 12, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (6.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top demo draw on Wednesday thanks to its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (6.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T1).

FOX (5.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then was a competitive second place with a new "MasterChef" (5.210 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and a second "MasterChef" (5.980 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T1).

Next up was CBS (6.444 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "The American Baking Competition" (5.879 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.294 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its mix of "The Middle" (4.526 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Family Tools" (3.732 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Modern Family" (4.246 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" (4.021 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "The Lookout" (3.878 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.272 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.058 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) closed out the night over on The CW (1.165 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The American Baking Competition
+10.00% - MasterChef - 8:00
0.00% - The Lookout
0.00% - Family Tools
-4.00% - MasterChef - 9:00
-7.69% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1 (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers/Up All Night/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+9.09% - The American Baking Competition (vs. Dogs in the City)
0.00% - MasterChef - 9:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (vs. Duets)
-8.33% - MasterChef - 8:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-8.33% - The Lookout (vs. Duets)
-10.00% - Family Tools (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/13/12):

FOX (6.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new installment of "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

CBS (5.65 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home a distant second place with a new "Dogs in the City" (5.59 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "The Middle" (3.86 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Suburgatory" (3.19 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and a new 90-minute "Duets" (3.93 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its repeat mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.49 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Up All Night" (2.49 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.12 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.80 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a second "America's Next Top Model" (0.80 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.80 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Dogs in the City
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Duets (vs. 6/7/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dogs in the City (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-7.69% - So You Think You Can Dance
-21.57% - Duets (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat)/20/20: Caught in the Act)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

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). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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