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[06/11/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Make It No Contest for ABC
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 (6/10/14):

ABC (10.121 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was not surprisingly the top draw on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.181 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Kia NBA Countdown" (6.830 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (11.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

NBC (9.945 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then scored the silver with originals from "America's Got Talent" (11.452 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "The Night Shift" (6.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was CBS (6.493 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.901 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.607 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) and "Person of Interest" (4.971 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.100 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) was out of the hunt despite originals from "Riot" (1.208 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" (0.992 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, a new "Famous in 12" (0.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.621 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (0.678 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Famous" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 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," 3.0/7,; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/8, delayed by an NBA overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6,; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/6, delayed by an NBA overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA overrun, averaged a 1.7/7 in metered-market households and a 0.8/6 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/11/13):

ABC (9.999 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.363 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Kia NBA Countdown" (5.826 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (11.951 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

NBC (11.078 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then had to settle for second place despite a new "The Voice" (10.334 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6) and week two of "America's Got Talent" (11.450 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5).

Next up was FOX (4.245 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with a full night of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.245 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.533 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (8.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.381 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) plus a new "Brooklyn DA" (3.719 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.806 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.583 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the n ight. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-3.23% - America's Got Talent
-10.00% - The Voice
-25.00% - Brooklyn DA

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+68.75% - The Voice (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
+30.43% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Love in the Wild)
+9.09% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-12.50% - NBA Finals, Game 3
-17.86% - Kia NBA Countdown
-23.81% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hell's Kitchen/MasterChef)
-40.00% - Brooklyn DA (vs. 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat))

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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