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[06/12/17 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Deliver NBC Demo 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/11/17):

NBC (5.939 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) took home the top spot on Sunday with a new "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (4.347 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and the finale to the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (6.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (5.674 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.073 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) followed by the debut of its summer lineup "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.930 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (6.144 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.547 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (6.425 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat "60 Minutes" (7.659 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) alongside "The 71st Annual Tony Awards" (6.014 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

And finally, second runs of "Bob's Burgers" (0.997 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "The Last Man on Earth" (0.720 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13), "The Simpsons" (1.337 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Family Guy" (1.504 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) plus the season premiere of "American Grit" (1.122 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) rounded out the night for FOX (1.133 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+40.00% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6
+16.67% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 20/20: Massacre at the Nightclub - Terror in Orlando)
-25.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. Dateline NBC: On Assignment)
-27.27% - American Grit (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-43.75% - The 71st Annual Tony Awards


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

NBC (4.955 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its duo of "Dateline NBC: On Assignment" (5.555 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (4.755 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (8.482 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with "60 Minutes" (7.731 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The 70th Annual Tony Awards" (8.732 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

Next up was ABC (4.774 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.251 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.610 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.072 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and a special "20/20: Massacre at the Nightclub - Terror in Orlando" (5.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

And finally, FOX (1.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with the return of "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (0.892 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), a second "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (0.813 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.483 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.261 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11), "Family Guy" (1.593 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.200 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
-25.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. 4/17/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (vs. Various)
+77.78% - The 70th Annual Tony Awards (vs. The 69th Annual Tony Awards (on 6/7/15))
+50.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
-40.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - 7:00 (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-50.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - 7:30 (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-80.65% - 20/20: Massacre at the Nightclub - Terror in Orlando (vs. NBA Finals, Game 5)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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