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[06/05/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Open on Top 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/4/14):

NBC (4.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (4.530 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

FOX (4.985 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.985 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Next up was ABC (4.849 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (4.996 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "The Goldbergs" (4.422 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Modern Family" (5.182 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), another "The Goldbergs" (4.265 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Motive" (5.116 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.595 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.853 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Criminal Minds" (6.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.893 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, a new "Arrow" (1.424 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat "The 100" (1.596 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) closed out the evening over on The CW (1.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 rating while "100" posted a 0.5 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," 2.7/7, delayed by a Stanley Cup hockey overrun; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/5 in metered-market households, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly," delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun, averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/5/13):

FOX (5.377 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday with a new "MasterChef" (4.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and a second "MasterChef" (5.879 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

CBS (5.320 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then claimed the silver with week two of "The American Baking Competition" (4.623 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.005 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.332 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.892 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with its mix of "The Middle" (4.079 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Family Tools" (3.435 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Modern Family" (4.459 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" (3.790 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and "The Lookout" (3.794 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.297 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a new "Dateline NBC" (5.196 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) plus repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.733 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Chicago Fire" (2.964 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Arrow" (1.382 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.066 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.224 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.17% - MasterChef - 9:00
0.00% - MasterChef - 8:00
0.00% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
0.00% - The Lookout
0.00% - The American Baking Competition
-10.00% - Family Tools
-31.25% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - The Lookout (vs. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Repeat)/Modern Family (Repeat))
+22.22% - Dateline NBC (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers (Repeat)/Up All Night (Repeat))
+18.18% - How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
+11.11% - The American Baking Competition
+4.17% - MasterChef - 9:00
0.00% - Family Tools
-16.67% - MasterChef - 8:00

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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 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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